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Associate Director

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139924BR
Job TitleAssociate Director
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

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 Role

- Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs

- Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems

- Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the team, the role involves overseeing and lead a team which:

- The role will be to support and drive the sales of significant Data Analytics & Digital Transformation consulting engagements in Defence & Aerospace.

- You will be responsible for managing the growth of a high performing a dynamic team, working across multidisciplinary teams.

- You will be able to build strong client relationship and effectively take propositions to market

- You will be responsible for end to end engagement and stakeholder management

- Develops solution features, following development best practices and architecture guidelines

- Uses data analytics tools and techniques to identify patterns, extract outliers, and perform analyses to address client problems

- Develops data visualisations to display analyses to end users

- Tests and validates solutions

- Develops competence in a broad range of technologies and frameworks for managing all aspects of the data lifecycle

- Undertakes technical training to acquire and demonstrate expertise in data analysis and design & build of solutions

The Person

- Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.

- Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm

- Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others

- Seeks to understand others motivations

- Supports others to make brave decisions

- Experience in developing new strategy and propositions to generate business

- Experience in a senior management role managing projects, clients and senior stakeholders

- Experience scoping, designing and building financial models in best practice

- Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously

- Experience in building and maintaining strong working relationships across a range of teams

- Experience in performance management and developing & retaining talent

- Proven experience of assessing client issues, developing rapid requirements to support the assessment and resolution of data management issues, examples include re-performance of complex systems.

- Experience in business and data analysis and understanding of core business and financial processes within clients’ markets.

- Experience in Enterprise performance management and understanding how an organisation uses Management Information to make decisions.

- Experience in some of the following or similar technology areas:

- Data Analytics (SQL)

- Data Reporting (Excel, VBA, PowerBI)

- Solution Building

- Experience of Aerospace & Defence industry is preferred.

- Security Cleared or capable of being security cleared

- Big 4 professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment.

- A first-class or upper second-class degree in a numerate subject

- Strong communication skills to be able to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way

- Strong commercial awareness and understanding of key concepts and issues in the Aerospace & Defence sector

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.
KPMG 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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.
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 pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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

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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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