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

Date: Mar 30, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID123774BR
Job TitleAssociate Director- Operations & Value Creation (OVC) Team - TS
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 Description
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.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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