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Manager - Consumer Markets - Transaction Services

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG? Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise some of the world’s largest corporates, and work on high profile transactions? Do you have experience of delivering Transaction Services projects? If so, then you should consider a career within the Transaction Services Corporates Team at KPMG.

Job Summary

Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 500 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle.

Within this structure, the Transaction Services Corporates team comprises c.100 professionals advising corporates across various sectors, including Consumer & Retail, Technology Media and Telecoms, Energy and Natural Resource and Life Sciences, and working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory, including Corporate Finance and Strategy as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.

Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the Consumer and Retail sector we are expanding the size of our team and have a need to recruit a Manager in order support the growth of our TS business.

Specific experience of leading a financial due diligence project in the Consumer & Retail space is required.

Key Roles and Responsibility

Key responsibilities in this role include:
- Project management: individuals will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
- Team work: individuals will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
- Building relationships: individuals will be required to build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
- Business development: individuals will be required to build, commercialise and sustain relationships with top management team members for the benefit of the Firm. Individuals will be required to develop TS B2C propositions, focusing on specific themes and/or clients in the Consumer sector. The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable in talking asset opportunities to clients and regularly input into horizon scanning activities.
- Developing people: individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
- Delivering quality service and time management: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). They will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
- Advisory skills: Individuals will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
- Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm's frameworks are implemented.

Required Skills and Qualifications

To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

- Strong academic background with financial qualifications such as ACA or CFA
- Experience of buy side and sell side financial due diligence is required (minimum two years), ideally with some experience working with clients in the Consumer sector
- Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Strong personal impact
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
- Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements

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