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Senior Manager - Risk Transformation

Date: Jun 23, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

The role covers a mix of proposition development, business development and project delivery. As a leader, the Senior Manager will be expected to play a key role in the development of all aspects of the practice:

• Proposition development: The risk transformation propositions operate from business model, through all aspects of operating model (people, process & technology), out to managed services and third party suppliers. In this role, you will leverage your background in regulation and risk management to distil complex narratives emerging from the existing and forthcoming regulatory landscape, apply risk management principles and methods to support the development of a future state risk management framework founded on a strategic integrated operating model. As part of your responsibilities, you will promote the proposition internally to senior KPMG stakeholders, with responsibility for sectoral clients, and externally, both directly to clients and through thought leadership pieces and events.
• Business development: In your role, you will be expected to continue to build your existing client relationships independently and with support from the team’s senior leadership. You will help prepare and coordinate proposals and tenders, and any similar requests for information from clients. You will be responsible for identifying opportunities for collaboration across other KPMG service lines to enable the ‘Connected Consulting’ approach. You will be expected to set up and attend client meetings to introduce and develop understanding of the risk transformation propositions.
• Engagement management: You will be responsible for simultaneously managing end-to-end delivery of multiple cross-functional, cross-jurisdictional projects to tight turnaround deadlines. Your projects will be delivered to budget and with compliance with KPMG risk management protocols, regulatory obligations and ethical standards.
• Risk management: You will be required to identify and manage risks, ensuring the internal KPMG risk management frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively. You will coordinate your risk approach in consultation with relevant functional and firm-wide risk stakeholders.
• Developing People: A critical aspect of this role will be to upskill colleagues in the new propositions. You will be responsible for actively engaging with colleagues at all grade levels and supporting them in developing their expertise in risk transformation, with particular emphasis on skills transfer. You will act as a role model with colleagues and clients by living the values of KPMG.
• Delivering quality services: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities
• Advisory Skills: As part of the role, you will be expected to leverage your consulting and industry skills across several service lines simultaneously. In addition to your existing subject matter expertise, you will be expected to gain broad knowledge of the diverse regulatory landscape for corporate clients, as well as the key impacts for a variety of sectors.

The Person

To succeed in this varied and demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

• Subject matter expertise in Risk Management frameworks, Risk Operating Model design and establishing Risk Culture. You will have deep knowledge and practical hands-on experience of risk governance, risk lifecycle, risk service models, risk capability models, risk management processes, risk RACI and organisational structure and risk technologies.
• You will need to have a broad knowledge of the UK & EU risk and regulatory environment, including ideally expertise in one or more sectors where you can identify opportunities for risk transformation projects. Knowledge of the US environment is preferable but not essential.
• Experience in developing cross-functional and cross-sectoral propositions, building from sound commercials, stakeholder management, thought leadership and risk management to a streamlined and seamless client experience. Ability to distil complex ideas into an elegant go-to-market approach.
• Experienced and agile project manager, responsible for end-to-end delivery, managing clients, stakeholders and cross-functional teams. You will need to have owned/designed and delivered regulatory solutions, with experience in building methodologies and proposition frameworks, with a proven track record of delivering multi-disciplinary complex engagements.
• The ability to develop strong client relationships and a proven track record of developing and commercialising relationships, with a network of clients whom you can support from a broad regulatory risk perspective.
• Strong personal impact, with the ability to talk credibly to senior management in KPMG and to clients on the key issues facing the industry, potential implications and strategic considerations / options.
• Proven track record of growing, developing and upskilling teams of junior colleagues – team management from a development and upskill perspective.
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work in high intensity environments.
• Curious, passionate and proactive about growing a new business within a large organisation.


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