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IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team:

KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that CIOs and their management teams manage and deliver IT services to their customers. We help our clients to understand and exploit the constantly changing technology ecosystem to deliver value, agility and efficiency. In collaboration with other specialists across KPMG, we support our clients through digital transformation and enable them to transform their business through technology-enabled change.

Our CIO Advisory practice is organised into the following capability teams:

- Tech Strategy & Effectiveness

- Tech Architecture

- IT Sourcing

- IT Service Management

Within CIO Advisory we deliver collaborative team engagements, working together across these capabilities to help our clients get the best from their IT services. We are growing our team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking your relevant expertise and experience to join us.

The Role

You will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, to post deal services and contract value assurance.

- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG

- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions

- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:

- Supporting the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes leveraging current and upcoming technologies

- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process from initial supplier engagement through to negotiation and contract signature.

- Supporting the development of planned future service scope and establishing the service delivery governance framework for future state operations.

- Supporting the client through the technical, service and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.

- Supporting the definition and assistance with post-contract vendor governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.

The Person

- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding

- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives

- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning

- Sector experience is less relevant, although experience within Corporates would be preferred, and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:

- Industry: sourcing or operating model experience, working within a FTSE 250 organisation or large public sector organisation

- Service provider: experience in a client facing role within service provider environment, typical roles might include Technology Sales, Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.

- Consultancy: client facing experience from within IT/sourcing/Service Management


- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.

- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation

- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.


- ITIL v3 and/or Prince 2 (or similar) accredited

- Operating model and process design

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