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Intelligent Automation - Assistant Manager

Date: Nov 4, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

Our Intelligent Automation practice is a priority area for significant and strategic growth and the team works with leading Financial Services organisations, focussing on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their front, middle and back office functions. The key drivers of change for our clients are Improving Resilience, Customer Experience, Cost Reduction, Regulatory Compliance, Technology and Finance & Risk Transformation and our service offerings reflect this demand.

Our go to market approach is business-focused and our solutions are developed around client issues.

As part of this team, you will be working with a broad range of clients from the initial business case development, process analysis and re-engineering, automation strategy formulation, roadmap development and design analysis, through to implementation.

As an Assistant Manager you will be responsible for:

Project delivery:
Working as an active team member on projects, supporting activities such as planning, scoping, process design and mapping, and documenting automation strategies.

Intelligent Automation & Transformation:
• Supporting the delivery of Automation Strategy, Roadmap and Business Case development.
• Identifying automation opportunities and prioritisation
• Supporting the design intelligent automation operating & capability models
• Identifying appropriate automation capability to address client need
• Capturing user stories, solution design and delivering project work packages using agile methodologies
• Conducting workshops, assisting with designing for functional requirements – user stories, and contributing to design thinking
• Designing/re-designing business processes
• Working with onshore and offshore development teams and participating in sprint planning sessions & daily stand ups
• Participating in prioritisation of backlog

Risk management: Identifying and managing risks in order to deliver your work packages; awareness of the Firm's frameworks so that you can play your part in implementing them appropriately and effectively

People development: Supporting your fellow team members’ development needs, sharing knowledge and good practice

Practice development: Supporting the design and development of thought leadership papers and new methodologies

Business development: Supporting business development activity (e.g. developing, contributing to proposals/ bids for future work)

The Person

Successful candidates should have a good Banking, Asset Management or Insurance knowledge and demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- High level understanding of typical performance and cost challenges across Financial Services, being able to apply those industry challenges to technology solutions
- Experience working in the Financial Services industry, through operational or business change / consulting roles
- Experience in automation technologies and in process improvement, e.g. through adoption of emerging technologies
- Ability to manage diverse stakeholders as part of a project delivery
- Ability to analyse processes and problems and working as part of a team to develop technical solutions through effective business consultation and partnering
- Ability to map requirements and estimate delivery timelines
- Strong business analysis skills, organised and structured approach to work/problem solving
- Track record in delivering high quality project or assignment outputs
- Experienced in process discovery, documentation, analysis, scoping, and optimization (e.g. using LEAN/Six Sigma methodology)
- Self-starting, pro-active team player that is experienced in working in challenging environments and within a multi-disciplined team
- Ability to create and deliver high quality presentations and output reviews to senior stakeholders

Knowledge of
• Project delivery
• Low code technologies BPM (e.g. Appian/Pega/OutSystems), RPA (e.g. Blue Prism), Data Transformation solutions (e.g. Xceptor, Alteryx) Artificial Intelligence, and integration technologies
• Working with business stakeholders to interpret business requirements

Awareness of:
• The software delivery lifecycle, including Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall
• Using Business Process Diagram design tools e.g. Visio, BlueWorks

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