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Assistant Manager – HR Transformation - People Consulting

Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

People Consulting is an integral part of KPMG’s Management Consultancy practice and a growing part of our business. This team help to transform the performance of organisations by changing the way people are led, managed and developed. We do this by focusing on two key areas – delivering the people agenda on large scale, complex, change programmes and transforming the HR function and its impact to the client’s business.

We have 4 key capabilities that work across the Financial Services sector:
• HR Transformation
• Learning solutions
• Organisational Transformation
• Workforce Transformation
Across these capabilities we support our clients around: digitally enabled employee engagement; skills and capabilities; agile organisation and workforce; shaping the future of the workforce; people change and leadership capability; value-driving efficient and cost effective HR, powered by tech; predictive insightful people consulting.

The Role

We are seeking a skilled Assistant Manager with experience in delivering HR transformation programmes in the Financial Services sector. We require ambitious people who can navigate through complex transformation programmes and contribute to key proposition areas across our HR Transformation capability areas: Powered HR engagements, establishing Global Business Services functions, developing HR strategy, supporting on HR audits.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Work closely with FTSE 100 clients primarily across Banking and Insurance.
• Become a key contributor in a variety of projects across our people consulting capabilities, ranging from small short-term projects (as a Project Manager) to a workstream within a more complex projects and HR transformation workstreams (as a Key Contributor with a team of consultants).
• Work closely with the client project manager and team members to successfully deliver project outcomes.
• Provide specialist and technical input and review of others’ inputs in the design and development of change management project deliverables.
• Contribute to practice development and new propositions.
• Work closely with a mixture of mix of onshore and offshore team members.

The Person

The successful candidate will have proven experience in helping clients to shape and deliver HR Transformation solutions, including a range of:
• Knowledge, skills and experience with HR transformation enablers and their applications, being a key contributor in the areas of HR strategy, HR Technology, HR policies, HR processes and controls, target operating model design, service delivery, cultural change, communications and engagement strategies.
• Understanding of strategic challenges and opportunities facing HR leaders and HR teams.
• Experience with various HR operating models (centralised, decentralised etc.) either through knowledge or experience, with ability to define the impacts of organisational design / redesign initiatives to the business.
• Thorough understanding about HRSS strategy and the GBS offering (including location, language etc.) and / or HR Business Partner capabilities and traits.
• Experience with HR transformation programmes to meet client needs – being a key member /SME or as a Junior Project Manager, either as part of a wider programme or standalone. Could include:
o HR Operating model strategy, redesign and implementation (HRBP / HRSS / COE).
o Service delivery model design including design and implementation of roles, responsibilities, etc.
o HR process efficiency assessment and process re-design.
o HR governance structures.
o Constructively challenging and conveying key messages to HRLT, HRD and Project Sponsor level stakeholders.
o Managing a team through organising, running and summarising outputs from client workshops.
• Understanding of key HR technology/ies (ideally ServiceNow, Workday, Oracle and SuccessFactors)
• Experience as a HR Practitioner is desirable but not essential.
• Experience in formulating proposals, managing project risks, and leading through complexity and ambiguity of project work.

The following are preferred qualifications for the role:
• Degree educated or equivalent
• Qualifications such as CIPD, CIMA, Occupational Psychology and PMI or Prince2 preferred
• Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)


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