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Assistant Manager - Pricing - Strategy

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

About the team
Strategy and Value creation teams 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.

About the role
Within the Strategy & Value Creation team we have an established Pricing strategy practice, serving number of sectors including retail, consumer goods, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transport and industrial manufacturing sectors serving UK, European and international clients. We work with C-level executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues related to deal strategy, and growth strategy.

KPMG’s Pricing strategy practice is a specialised team focussed on solving pricing and revenue optimisation problems for its clients using data and analytics techniques to deliver a sustainable solution which can deliver both short- and long-term margin improvements. As a team, we are a group of bright committed individuals who are passionate about delivering fantastic client work, solving complex data related problems, investing our time in acquiring new analytical skills, and having fun both inside and outside of work.

Assistant Manager
We are recruiting for an Associate with Pricing / Data Analytics experience. The role is currently part of KPMG’s Strategy and Value creation team based in London office and would have following core responsibilities:
- Working collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams at client sites, in the development and delivery of pricing solutions/ recommendations
- Understand client system and data structures and designing and executing data intensive analysis to support development of evidence-based insights
- Managing engagement work-streams and analysis, including defining deliverables, setting timelines, and develop high quality output, taking responsibility for small teams when required
- Implementation of solutions/tools in client environment and train client to implement new approach and appropriate tools
- Planning and undertaking primary and secondary research to develop insightful analysis for clients
- Developing business cases and business plans underpinned by robust analysis in support of strategic initiatives
- Contributing to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables.
- Being involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site
- Contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice developmentQualifications:
- Strong experience with strategy or analytics experience gained in corporate roles, analytic boutique and strategic consultancy firm
- Experience in business research and data analytics with strong understanding of databases and data manipulation (Data cleansing, aggregation and summary)
- Experience using economic modelling and analysis by using tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Python, SQL etc
- Understanding of machine learning techniques and practical experience of applying these techniques for commercial solving purposes
- A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving, able to implement structure and conceptual models in complex client environments
- Ability to assess information to distil the key strategic insights and convey these clearly and succinctly, both orally and in written form
- An ability to work both collaboratively and individually; be comfortable developing answers and solutions including when the client requirements are ambiguous or changing
- Able to form excellent working relationships both within KPMG and with clients
- High level of applied thinking and inquisitiveness
- Willingness to constructively query clients, peers and leaders
- Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations

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