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Assistant Manager - Value Creation

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Team Overview
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 £400m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

Deal Advisory has an exciting opportunity to join the Deal Strategy and Value Creation team who are developing a new Integrated Value Delivery (IVD) proposition. This will provide our clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in deal situations, underpinned by advanced data science and industry insights, delivered in a deal-speed timeframe. This team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital), agile capability group that will help KPMG generate revenue from broader deal value creation opportunities.

We are looking for an experienced deal strategy and value creation practitioner, with a spike in either commercial, operations or digital value creation to play a key role in building out the IVD proposition and delivering high-quality engagements for our Corporate and Private Equity clients.
Role and Responsibilities:
Play a key role in delivering IVD engagements, leading multiple workstreams, from inception to completion, which will involve:

- Hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
- Able to coach junior team on some elements of delivery including, deep analytics approaches, and starting to develop specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital.
- Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand.
- Assist with business development activities through development of proposals, pitches and point of view documents, and work with team leadership to win mandates across Corporate and Private Equity clients.
- Ability & willingness to travel when necessary.Key Skills:

- Possess knowledge of Commercial and Operational Due Diligence and value creation methods, tools etc. and the ability to rapidly identify value creation opportunities for businesses in their market place, thinking innovatively to think beyond traditional ‘CDD and ODD’, and being able to perform analysis to support the hypotheses.
- Building an understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, deal and post-deal) and the role KPMG can play within it, with proven understanding of project delivery, value identification and deal execution.
- Technical and analytical skills with the proven ability to identify areas of potential value across the deal cycle, and develop an approach to assess each area.
- Slide writing skills that provide impact, present ideas clearly in a convincing manner.
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time.
- Developing management skills, with an ability to coach junior team members to ‘think differently’ and produce high-quality output.Experience and background:

- Proven experience in delivering high-quality value creation engagements in either private equity or corporates
- Commercial, Operational Due Diligence and/ or value creation engagements, working with both Private Equity and Corporations, is essential (ideally 3+ years of client-facing experience).
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial.
- Development of high-impact proposals or point-of-view packs as part of the business development process.
- Proven ability to work with other teams within a business to identify the most suitable combination of skills to deliver high-impact for clients.KPMG’s values:
KPMG prides itself on its values, which are imperative for any candidate to demonstrate:

- We lead by example: At all levels we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our member firms' clients.
- We work together: We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful work relationships.
- We respect the individual: We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
- We seek the facts and provide insight: By challenging assumptions and pursuing facts, we strengthen our reputation as trusted and objective business advisers.
- We are open and honest in our communication: We share information, insight and advice frequently and constructively and manage tough situations with courage and candour.
- We are committed to our communities: We act as responsible corporate citizens by broadening our skills, experience and perspectives through work in our communities and protecting the environment.
- Above all, we act with integrity: We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice and rigorously maintain our independence.

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