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Assistant Manager - Strategic Advisory Services

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Infrastructure and Government Strategic Advisory Services team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs a diversity of talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.

Our team works with government, arms length bodies and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, operating model and programme implementation issues. We are currently working in sectors including Transport, Utilities, Environmental Management and Justice and Security.

We get involved in many fascinating projects including developing new strategies for the implementation of government policy, designing operating models that underpin the delivery of critical public services, and helping to structure the relationships between government and industry. Our team is passionate and dedicated to the public benefits of our work. Examples of our work include: supporting local economic improvements and the realisation of the levelling up agenda, the delivery of major infrastructure providing benefits for decades to come, supporting the public sector and partners to adapt in response to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda and working on the future of Britain’s railways.

Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:

Policy, Regulatory, Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)

Operating Model design and implementation

Strategy and Service Design (including strategy development, market analysis, commercialisation of government assets/companies); and

Procurement and Commercial Strategy (including market development & evaluation, and advising on the procurement and management of complex supplier relationships)

The Role

Assistant Managers perform a critical role contributing to client workstreams, supporting business development and helping our team to grow and develop. Key areas where Assistant Managers contribute to the team include:

Work collaboratively with team members and clients to develop solutions to problems

Take ownership of small workstreams and contribute to larger workstreams, working closely with workstream leads

Generate hypotheses and contribute to storyboarding in collaboration with team members

Produce high quality, client ready deliverables (slides, word documents or excel) that exceed expectations and require limited review

Construct financial and business models

Uphold KPMG's values in actions, behaviours and decisions

Contribute to the development of the team and foster our diverse, collaborative and supportive team culture

Provide timely feedback, support and coaching to other team members

Support the development of Strategic Advisory propositions and knowledge base

Contribute to business development, for example through the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities, and through contribution to proposals

Develop internal and external networks

The Person

Applicants will need to display the following:

Demonstrate a broad interest and enthusiasm for working on the critical issues facing the public sector and infrastructure organisations

Ability to lead small projects or workstreams in operating model projects in a consulting or corporate environment (a strategy house, big 4 firm, consultancy firm or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company / government)

Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving capability to review and assess technical data and generate insights

Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing requirements

Experience of working with a range of stakeholders or clients

Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and ability to collaborate at high levels of intensity

A strong team worker who enjoys working with others to solve problems and to share knowledge

Experience of contributing to any of: business development (e.g. contributing to bid responses, developing relationships with peers in client team), thought leadership and knowledge management activities

A passion for learning and maintaining knowledge of trends in the latest thinking in the sector

Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen

Excellent English written and oral communication skills

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