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Data Consultant - Manager

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID136570BR
Job TitleData Consultant - Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationBirmingham
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The National Markets Data & Analytics team use advanced data analysis technologies and techniques to help our clients answer business questions and commercial issues.

The successful candidate will provide strategic and technical advisory work to our clients that allows them to exploit their information and data needs. They will be working amongst high performing individuals, delivering industry leading analytics, reporting and data management capabilities. The projects are both exciting and complex in nature and will allow you to utilise cutting edge data methodologies and techniques

Our National Markets business serves UK listed businesses, private companies and public sector organisations primarily based in the UK, and we are seeing significant growth in our work across this sector.

We recruit across four main areas of focus: Modelling, Data Consulting, Business Intelligence, and Advanced Analytics. This role is focused on the Data Consulting segment, providing strategic and technical advisory work to our clients. There is also opportunity to work across all areas of our team, being involved in many varied and exciting projects.

We provide many opportunities for personal learning, development and career progression within the team, where staff at all levels have access to formal and informal training courses and for merit based progression. As individuals continue to develop and build on their experiences, they are able to take on more responsibilities, to help shape and grow our team into the future. Individuals are encouraged to take an active role in their own development and to help innovate new solutions and areas of work.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Managers and Director of the team, the Data Consultant – Manager role involves:

- Client delivery
o Working directly with our clients, conducting interviews, running workshops and leading teams to advise clients on their journey towards better use of data in their business.
o Leveraging techniques and tools to: develop data analytics solutions; identify patterns, extract outliers, and perform analyses to address client problems; develop data visualisations to display analyses to end users
o Taking charge of project delivery: from initial client consultation to presentation of results, being responsible for the delivery of client facing projects; overseeing the solution design and architecture; managing a KPMG team of various sizes and abilities; being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts; and taking ownership and responsibility for seeing the project through to its completion
o Leading multiple large, complex work streams in rapidly changing environments, which includes identifying and managing risks, managing project budgets, resource allocation, WIP management and billing and delivering to the requirements

- Enhancing team capabilities
o Developing propositions, focusing on specific themes and/or clients
o Leading delivery teams, giving clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. Coaching less experienced staff and assisting in the development of others
o Taking a proactive lead for knowledge management and sharing within a specialist team
o Keeping abreast of developments across the data and analytics landscape, with the desire to translate cutting-edge techniques and technologies into our project outputs

- Managing the team
o Helping the leadership to manage resource allocation, training, performance management and financial performance of the team
o Building and sustaining relationships with clients and internally within KPMG and use these relationships to identify work
o Identifying and managing risks, ensuring the Firm's risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively

The Person
This exciting role will fully utilise the candidate’s consulting, data analysis and data management skills. Candidates should have 5 - 8 years of experience working in at least one of the core areas with experience in one of the supplementary areas being desirable. Field specific, external accreditation with an appropriate body is desirable.
Core Areas
- Defined and/or implemented data governance strategy and processes including the definition of data standards
- Defined and/or implemented data management approaches. Including but not limited to the selection of appropriate technology solutions, definition and running of data management processes and definition and maintenance of data quality standards
- Defined and/or implemented a data or information strategy for an organisation

Supplementary areas
- Built or assessed organisations against data maturity models or frameworks
- Led projects which focused on data quality or data migration activities
- Defined and implemented Business Intelligence or reporting strategies
- Appreciation of reporting, modelling and other data technologies
- Designing and querying relational databases, including ETL and SQL development
- Data visualisation tools and techniques

In addition candidates must be able to demonstrate a number, if not all, of the following:
- Proven experience of working in an analytics business partnering environment, preferably in a professional services / consulting environment
- Experience of leading and delivering data projects for clients, including the experience of leading and managing teams
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing skills and the ability to explain complex technical analysis to a non-technical audience
- The ability to manage time and work independently with multiple stakeholders
- A desire to understand business problems and to evaluate the results of your work in a business context
- Proven experience of helping clients with complex issues and dealing with the uncertainty that can arise in project situations, including having a tenacious problem solving and can-do attitude;
- Entrepreneurial and a commercial mind-set;
- High degree of personal motivation, ability to self-manage whilst being professional and personable

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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