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Business Transformation Manager

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Boxwood is KPMG’s “Strategic, Enterprise-wide Business Transformation Centre of Excellence”. Our specialism is in partnering with client organisations to transform their overall business performance through the design and implementation of fundamental shifts in their business models and operating models. These changes strategically shift the client business in its markets, its relationships with customers, and its products. We take client strategies and work with them to implement them in practical, sustainable, value-adding ways.

We are looking for exceptionally talented Managers to join our team. These roles will typically be involved in two to three strategic transformation programmes per year across a range of sectors. At the same time you will be expected to drive forward IP development within the Centre of Excellence, mentor junior members of staff, develop your own capability, and foster and support the ever-developing KPMG Boxwood spirit and ethos.

KPMG Boxwood's Managers are passionate, collaborative and values driven. They are expected to work jointly with the client team and a diverse range of stakeholders. They need to be able to lead, coach, facilitate, cajole and persuade through genuinely exceptional interpersonal skills. No project is ever the same and our approach changes with every client meaning that our managers need to welcome ambiguity, be ever-creative and adaptive, and work with energy and pace.

Practical Experience:
Our work is complicated and specialist. We make a huge commitment to capability development in training and on the job, but we look for Manager candidates who have some of the “Been there; Done that”. As such we are looking for people who have demonstrated exceptionalism across the areas below.

• Experience in delivering large scale change / strategic business transformation programmes (as opposed to Functional Transformation specialists e.g. HR Transformation or IT Transformation)/. This may come from either industry or with a leading consultancy, which have made a strategic difference to your or your client’s business
• Experience of setting up, design and implementing business change programmes. You will have run workstreams undertaking the transformation
• Experience in more than one of the following subject areas: Strategy definition and business models; Operating model design and implementation; Change management methods; Digital transformation, technology and automation; Data analytics and business case creation
• Experience in multiple sectors & industries is desirable – eg: public/private, consumer, financial services, pharma, technology, media, infrastructure, energy, and utilities
• An excellent academic record, either at school, and university. MBA-type expertise is expected.
We are looking for truly interesting people with the following characteristics:
As a team we work very closely together to deliver our challenging work, and therefore we look for people who are keen to be part of a community and support each other. As such we are looking for people with:
• Inquisitive and open minds, with an aptitude for creativity and need to constantly improve/re-invent challenges or problems
• Independence of thought and the ability to assimilate and integrate new information at pace
• Team player ethos - able to jointly problem-solve with high challenge, high support ethic
• Evidence to thrive in an inclusive and diverse team environment, and contribute to developing yourself and others
• Tenacity and stamina to relentlessly support and drive challenging situations into better outcomes
• Clear, practical and effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to empathise, engage and inspire others at all levels, even in challenging and ambiguous settings
• Comfortable at Board and C-Level and able to facilitate discussions and decision making with these types of stakeholders
• International exposure and experience
• Comfortable in a project environment; able to deal with pace, agility and ambiguity
• Self-awareness; supportive of self and teams’ needs and learning styles with the skill to receive as well as to deliver constructive feedback
• Commercial acumen, analytic skills and proficient with numbers
• Flexible attitude towards working locations and patterns – mobile when needed

What we offer
Working at KPMG Boxwood is rewarding in every sense. You will be challenged by unique and meaningful work in some of the leading companies in the UK and globally. The environment is supportive and collaborative with an exceptional set of colleagues. You will have the opportunity to work across sectors and to develop insight and leading-edge thinking while helping shape and continue to grow an exciting and vibrant organisation.
Our reward package includes a market-competitive salary, and a wide range of benefits and perks that you would expect from a blue-chip company.

We have our own community as a team within the wider KPMG organisation. We run community-based events quarterly to exchange knowledge and learn, and have monthly social events which are at the heart of creating the unity and sense of purpose we enjoy.
You must be comfortable with travel, spending time away from home and being required to work overseas on some projects.


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