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Design Coordinator (Project Manager)

Date: May 12, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142048BR
Job TitleDesign Coordinator (Project Manager)
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineBusiness Support and Create
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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 DescriptionThe role

Create is recognised as being the leader in terms of creative output and quality to the whole firm.
You will have experience in managing design projects from brief to delivery, possess outstanding interpersonal skills with an ability to manage client expectations and deliver results. You will be required to co-ordinate all aspects of design and production of a wide range of projects that will fall across Digital / Motion / Print. You will have excellent client relationship building skills and a key component of this role will be to become a trusted entrance for clients to the Create team.

Key responsibilities

- Working with the Design Manager / Creative Leads you will be accountable for project management / coordination of high profile projects.
- Building key relationships with senior internal clients and being a central point for them from a Create perspective.
- Working with the Design Manager become a central sales point for the Create team.
- Managing multiple projects simultaneously, being responsible at each stage for the planning, organisation, budget and timescales to ensure that each project is run efficiently.
- Taking a brief from conception to execution using relevant team resource and being accountable for that project.
- Presenting ideas/concepts with the Creative Leads to clients, taking in their feedback and aligning the project accordingly.
- Maintain excellent relationships with clients, and communicate with them regularly. (Bids/Marketing).
- Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to DM.
- Work with Design Manager and Design WF to achieve maximum use of team resource.
- Liaise with external agencies / print companies when required.
- Determine project scope including effective brief taking, negotiating deadlines, and creating and communicating timescales, to define cost estimates for complex marketing/communication campaigns. Build up strong relationships with KPMG’s brand team.
- Execute project plans, sub-projects/project segments as required.
- Actively contribute to strategy sessions and follow-up/debrief meetings with all levels of staff within the firm.
- Follow the JobTrack (in-house submission system) document submission process in accordance with standards and protocols.
- Work with team members to implement and drive internal initiatives/projects which contribute to an enhanced service offering and promote awareness within KPMG.
- Flexibility to meet consultant and project team demands in order to produce the required output, including remote working, client site work, weekend or after-hours work.
- Identify and initiate improvements to the design and execution of graphics material.

The Person


- Ideally from an ‘in-house design enviroment’.
- Very strong Project Management skills.
- Desired understanding of how to present and get buy in on creative concepts.
- Strong relationship building skills.
- Strong knowledge of both innovative Digital and Print products.
- Technical skills in Adobe Create Suite (InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop) packages beneficial.
- Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working with staff at all levels.
- Good project/time management and problem solving skills.
- Remain calm under pressure.
- Excellent time management skills.


- Routinely demonstrates drive and resilience, working flexibly in a pressurised and deadline-driven environment.
- A team player who takes ownership of their work and shares the responsibility of meeting the team’s service delivery goals.
- Focuses on delivering quality service and demonstrates attention to detail.
- Good knowledge of print production. Able to produce print specifications.
- Maintain awareness of latest techniques, software packages, equipment, best practices and developments within the design community.
- Customer service focused, and able to liaise and influence staff at all levels
- Professional, confident and enthusiastic team player with a flexible can-do attitude.
- Work effectively in a team environment, including co-working on projects, co-developing ideas, giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise an often conflicting workload.
- Excellent work ethic and the ability to thrive in a time-sensitive environment. Flexible and adaptable to fluctuating workflow levels.
- Adapt to a constantly changing and growing business environment.
- Robust and resilient disposition.
- 12 months’ experience working in a professional presentation graphics department.

Work and experience

- Proven experience working as a Project Manager in a professional design department.


- Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including English grades A-C.
- Prince 2 qualification or equivelent project managment experience

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.

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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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