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Defence Consulting - Assistant Manager

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Title: Assistant Manager – Defence Consulting
Location: London, Bristol, Manchester

KPMG Overview
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 17,000 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.

Defence Consulting
KPMG’s Defence Consulting practice advises senior clients from both government and industry on large, complex and critical strategic issues that impact their organisations. We work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement strategies covering a number of different areas including digital transformation, financial and commercial management, data and analytics, workforce transformation and operational delivery.
It is an exciting time to join our Defence Consulting team. We have an ambitious growth agenda, that is driven by our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships. You will be joining a bright, talented group of individuals who are passionate both about their work and about having fun both inside and outside work.

The Defence sector is one of KPMG’s key priority sectors, designated for high growth over the next three years. In order to deliver our exciting growth plans, KPMG are recruiting experienced, market-focused consultants to join this team.
The team are seeking Managers to deliver Strategy activities on Defence engagements and to support KPMG’s growth in this market.
You must be eligible and prepared to undertake a security clearance process if successful .

The Opportunity
We are seeking talented individuals with experience of leading insight-led improvements in the Defence market, who can develop points of view and evidence that challenge conventional thinking and help reshape our clients’ organisations.
You will join the highly successful Defence Consulting practice, with the opportunity to leverage our leading strategy propositions and latest technologies, to deliver value to our clients and grow our business.

Key Responsibilities
As a Manager in our team, we will expect you to:
• Deliver workstreams or projects in a disciplined way, managing and escalating key risks and issues where required.
• Plan and shape the delivery of projects, including plans, timelines, project management and resource allocations.
• Develop clear, concise and accurate advice that helps senior leaders understand complex business issues and influences their decision-making.
• Work closely with client teams and management to develop and deliver key strategies.
• Contribute significantly to the development of Defence Consulting credentials and proposals where required.
• Build and manage relationships with clients on a daily basis.
• Leverage your overarching expertise and network to generate new business opportunities and lead the development of key value propositions in the Defence market.
• Take a lead in thought leadership, knowledge sharing and developing relevant skills within our team.
• Supervise and develop less experienced team members whilst delivering key deliverables on time.
Manage the performance of junior team members, helping them to develop and progress their careers.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required
You will have proven experience delivering strategic change underpinned by robust evidence and analysis, including:
• Experience leading strategic initiatives that change an organisation’s business or operating model to address underperformance, changing market trends or digital disruption with demonstrable results.
• Experience leading the design and delivery of operating model changes, such as changes to an organisation’s structure or governance model, or the redesign of core business processes.
• Experience leading the design and execution of financial analyses to support key investment decisions and identify opportunities for cost saving and efficiencies.
• The ability to lead the development of business cases and business plans, underpinned by robust financial analysis in support of strategic initiatives.
• Proven ability to undertake primary and secondary research to help clients assess the impact of different strategies on their organisations.
• The ability to leverage deep sector knowledge and experience to contextualise solutions to Defence clients within short timeframes.
• The ability to develop strong relationships with clients and influence decision-making.
• The ability to think through a problem and apply a logical, analytical approach to develop a solution.
• The ability to deliver a project to time and quality, whilst working across several projects.
• Initiative, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and being comfortable engaging with a range of different stakeholders

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