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Assistant Manager – Supply Chain Operations - ESG Consulting Services

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

We are KPMG’s Operations Advisory team. A key part of our growth strategy is developing and expanding our ethical and sustainable supply chain practice. This role will be incremental to our growth strategy and building our capability.

Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to shape a brand-new proposition and deliver solutions on some of the most important questions our range of FTSE clients are facing?

We have built a diverse and inclusive team of knowledgeable and inspirational people. We drive innovative thinking and practical solutions, enabled by innovative technology, to improve the sustainable footprint of the businesses we work with. And we have fun doing it!

We help our clients respond to the emerging and critical challenges faced by the Environmental, Social, and Governance agenda, working with them to achieve a true understanding and revolutionary transformation across their operations and supply chain.

Our clients choose us as we are the most accomplished people to turn their vision in to an operational reality. We are mix of experienced consultants, industry veterans and the brightest talent of the future, committed to developing our team members as we know they in turn will help us develop.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

What we do, and what our key services are:

Our Supply Chain ESG team focuses on building resilient, sustainable, and digitally enabled supply chains that support the global energy transition and journey to Net Zero, while ensuring equitable social outcomes.

Our approach enables businesses to achieve visibility and collaboration, educate and support suppliers and customers, and acquire the information needed to make informed decisions that promote ESG. Integral to our approach is developing client leadership, teamwork and problem solving to drive high performance, digital innovation and create a continuous improvement culture.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with colleagues from across KPMG capabilities, including our global member firms, Forensic, Strategy, Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy, Finance Transformation, Global Business Services, Customer and Digital to deliver multi-disciplinary solutions.

The Person

We are seeking candidates, who have experience working on environmental and sustainability challenges, and who provide a combination of dynamism, enthusiasm, capability and accountability.

Experience and knowledge in developing and/or implementing sustainability initiatives is required - to be complemented with a taste for curiosity and problem solving. The rapid growth of our team offers opportunity for personal development and career progression. We want to support your growth and personal balance, in a way that suits you.

As an Assistant Manager in KPMG’s Operations team, you will be responsible for supporting the development and delivery of consulting work as part of a team, alongside both colleagues and clients, on complex engagements. You’ll develop and execute a combination of supply chain and sustainable solutions balancing the various needs of people, the environment, and the business.

Successful candidates will work across multiple engagements managing the delivery of key outputs relating to the different facets of our proposition and shaping our future propositions.

Essential experience:

The following experience is essential for succeeding in role:
Experience and knowledge in the ESG and sustainability space through working in industry, academia or a consulting environment, or equivalent
Experience delivering sustainability projects, with focus on issues such as energy use, GHG emissions, biodiversity, circular economy, water usage, etc.
Excellent research and analytical skills to identify pragmatic solutions and solve our clients’ complex issues
Experience being part of a team, including producing deliverables, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and providing written and verbal outputs
Experience communicating compelling and well-thought-out solutions to complex problems

Additional experience:

Some of the following experiences would be of additional value:
Experience in Carbon/GHG emissions reporting and calculation (scope 1, 2 and 3)
Experience working across ethical and social aspects of the supply chain, including ethical procurement, supplier diversity etc.
Knowledge of financial business cases for change and rolling out transformation opportunities
Qualification in sustainable/ethical/ESG business
Strong familiarity with TCFD, GRI, SASB, CDP and other reporting standards
Developed marketing and outreach media for communicating the offering and events
Developed market intelligence and sector knowledge through research on sustainability issues and stakeholder interests
Drive to develop the team culture, inspire and empower team members to perform at their best

Key Skills:

Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose pragmatic solutions, supported by data and analysis High quality delivery
Relationship development skills with clients and colleagues Drive and resilience
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) Willingness to learn new skills
Advanced research skills Project management and delivery
Data management and analysis


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