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Associate Director- Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team - TS

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The 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.
- Flexibility in leading different projects in a deal environment including:
- Operational Due Diligence;
- Standalone cost assessments;
- Operational improvement reviews; and,
- Rapid opportunity diligence analyses.
- Cultivating and originating client relationships through proposals and business development activities, across Corporate and Private Equity clients.
- Managing a highly skilled KPMG team by reviewing and supervising analyses, generating ideas, testing hypotheses, challenging assumptions and resolving problems. This includes challenging short and long-term investment plans, identifying operational risks and efficiencies, and assessing strategic and financial ambitions.
- Finding value for clients by leading client and target workshops, creating and coordinating final deliverables and assisting with the presentation of results.
- Giving meaningful advice to improve client’s value and bringing in the wider TS and KPMG service capabilities and offerings, to give our clients the best and most well rounded level of advice and support.
- Supporting professional development of team members including performance management and knowledge sharing.

The Person

- Significant experience in a consulting-related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm; ideally within a deals environment plus additional relevant work or industry experience.
- Experience in at least one of the following consulting areas:
- Transaction and business due diligence;
- Operational and performance improvement;
- Strategic growth; or,
- Other relevant strategy experience.
- Bachelor's degree qualification or equivalent.
- 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 organizational design.
- Comfort with ambiguity and fluid consulting situations.
- Open to travel as required.

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