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Assistant Manager – Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team

Date: Jul 16, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID145160BR
Job TitleAssistant Manager – Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionDeal Advisory
Service LineTransaction Services
Service Line InformationOur Transactions Services group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

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

KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Our Transaction Services (TS) team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and corporate businesses in their transactions, through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, and Integration and Separation.

The OVC team is a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19 growing by over 40 people.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role

- Identifying value in deals through operational improvement, assisting with client and target workshops, performing detailed analytics and identifying insight, creating final deliverables and the presentation of results.
- Flexibility in being part of different projects in a deal environment, including:
- Operational Due Diligence;
- Value creation opportunity identification;
- Operational improvement reviews; and,
- Rapid opportunity diligence analyses.
- Working full time on engagements to identify and solve problems, coach and review work from junior staff, and support and report to senior team members.
- Converting an engagement from start to finish will also include setting scopes, budgets, staffing resources and generating information/data requests. As such, a good level of PowerPoint and Excel knowledge is essential.
- Helping with proposal development and other new business development activities and where possible, growing your personal network with dealmakers across Corporate and Private Equity clients.
The Person

- Strong experience in a consulting related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm; ideally within a deals environment
- Experience in at least one of the following consulting areas:
- Transaction and business due diligence;
- Operational and performance improvement;
- Value creation
- Strategic growth; or,
- Other relevant strategy experience.
- Bachelor's degree qualification or equivalent
- Professional qualification welcome.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how business model decisions impact operating model design/execution across operations, technology, risk governance, and organisational design.
- Comfort with ambiguity and fluid consulting situations.
- Excel and powerpoint experience essential
- Alteryx and Tableau experience beneficial
- Open to travel as required.

Our Deal

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