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Competition Economics Director

Date: May 8, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID135581BR
Job TitleCompetition Economics Director
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
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.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

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
KPMG has a highly successful economics team in the UK, which is part of KPMG’s global network of Economics practices. We conduct economic analysis for a wide range of UK and international clients in both the private and public sectors across all sectors. KPMG Economics deploys our high quality economic analysis to support clients in a range of contexts, such as interactions with Government and regulators, and to support the development of commercial strategy and business and public policy decisions.

Our areas of expertise include: all aspects of competition policy (including mergers, litigation proceedings, competition investigations and enforcement cases); economic and econometric modelling of the effects of taxes and regulations on businesses; economic impact assessments and evaluations; cost benefit analyses and value for money assessments; business case and economic strategy development; and macroeconomics.

We have a strong track record of working closely with leading academics from top institutions in the UK and internationally. We also draw on in-depth sector and international knowledge from experts within the KPMG network, to deliver high quality economic advice to our clients.

Our economists have joined KPMG with diverse professional backgrounds, including from niche economic consultancies, competition authorities and regulatory bodies, Government, academia or straight out of university.

The KPMG Economics practice sits within KPMG Forensic, and is part of KPMG’s Risk Consulting group.

The Role:


- Substance: setting out clear and coherent economic arguments; identifying risks and opportunities in assembling economic evidence
- Reporting: leading the production of effective reports in terms of substance and clarity of delivery
- Presentation: presenting issues clearly to clients; lawyers; authorities; conferences etc
- Project management: leading the team – identify priorities; possible risks; organising the team to avoid overworking and unnecessary risks while effectively delivering to clients

Sales and marketing:

- Internal marketing: growing and maintaining internal networks; proactively developing contacts, spotting opportunities, collaborating on pitches
- External marketing: growing and maintaining external networks. Maintaining relationships with existing/past clients; exploring opportunities for repeat work; conferences; seminars etc
- Winning the work: being a credible expert that can lead the engagement. Demonstrating high performance in pitches; repeat/increased work from existing clients etc

People and values:

- Living the KPMG values all round.
- Being an integral part of the team.
- Driving good team behaviours and ultimately making the team feel happy and proud of working in the competition team.

Risk management:

- Able to identify and mitigate risks – particularly challenging risk issues.
- Maintaining Green QPR ratings

The Person:

Qualifications and Skills

- Top Academic qualifications in economics from a leading institution, at least a MA/MSc Level
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
- An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non- economists and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situation
- Proven experience of leading and managing teams

Experience and Background:

- The core skill is an ability to use economic theory to turn facts and figures into a compelling narrative, usually with a precise quantitative conclusion.
- Experience in econometrics is essential
- Solid experience as a competition economist gained in a consulting firm, in a competition authority or in industry,
- Experience working in senior role with proven experience of leading high profile engagements
- Extensive experience in managing the economic analysis of large projects
- Experience building relationships that deliver high quality work to clients and profitable business to KPMG

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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