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Senior Associate - Global Strategy Group - Aerospace and Defence

Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142612BR
Job TitleSenior Associate - Global Strategy Group - Aerospace and Defence
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineStrategy
Service Line InformationThe role of GSG is to work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients. Our consultants also receive a superior level of training and coaching to enable them to meet the needs of our global client base.

It is an exciting time to join GSG as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships. As a team, we are a group of bright individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.

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 DescriptionThe Team

GSG’s Aerospace & Defence team work with Government and Industry on the biggest, most complex, and pressing critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. We work with senior clients to deliver strategic and commercial advice on financial, business and operating models to the Ministry of Defence, National Security agencies and large Defence contractors. Most work is undertaken in multidisciplinary teams, and there will be opportunities to work across both public and private sectors

The Role

KPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is looking at hiring a number of exceptional candidates, across grades, to join their London and Bristol offices. The team is looking to attract professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.

- Work as part of a team to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues.
- Design and execute financial analyses (including high level modelling capability) to support development of strategic insights (including consideration of market development, organisational options and responses, capacity/ capability-building requirements etc.)
- Conceive and undertake primary and secondary research to help clients assess the impact of the above on their organisations.
- Develop business cases and business plans underpinned by robust financial analysis in support of strategic initiatives.

- Lead work-stream and analysis on engagements and take responsibility for small teams when required.
- Contribute to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables.
- Work collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams in the development of and delivery of recommendations. Present findings to senior client management.
- Be involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site.
- Contribute to thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice development.

The Person

The successful candidates typically will have experience of working for a strategy house, big 4 firm, public-sector organisation or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company.
You will have a strong understanding of the value drivers within the Aerospace & Defence sector and will demonstrate the ability to work effectively, influence and challenge senior people (client and internal), in the Aerospace & Defence sector, whilst working on a project or business development initiative

Qualifications and Skills:

- Intellectual mobility, inquisitiveness and an ability to work independently; be comfortable developing answers and solutions often when the client requirement remains unclear, or changes.
- Goal driven - focused on helping the client to understand issues and resolve key questions; ability to drive through to an outcome and to gain stakeholder support in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity.
- Strong numerical and analytical skills combined with sound commercial acumen.
- A pragmatic and logical approach to analysis and problem solving.
- Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines.

- Ability to assess technical information to distil the key strategic insights and convey these succinctly, clearly and confidently orally and in written form.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, using approaches such as problem statements, hypotheses generation, storyboarding, etc. to make an impact.

- Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations.
- Language skills would be a strong bonus.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

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