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Manager – Data & Analytics

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Grade: C
Job Title: Manager – Data & Analytics
Region: London
Service Line: Digital Lighthouse – FS-Consulting
Service Line Information:
In KPMG's Digital Lighthouse Data & Analytics Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Team
Our Digital Lighthouse Data & Analytics team is a specific area of focus and growth for KPMG. Structurally, we sit in the Technology practice of our Digital Lighthouse Consulting division and are aligned to the Financial Services coverage group.

As a Manager, you will be joining a collaborative and energetic team that covers a broad range of data capabilities including data visualisation, data management, data migration, data architecture, data integration and data modelling.

We are looking for a proactive individual who is passionate about solving client’s problems with data, is curious and has a thirst to learn as well as being excited to pursue a career in consulting and supporting us in growing our team.

The Role
The successful candidate will:
• Manage projects and workstreams on complex capital market and deals programmes from strategy to execution focusing on Financial Market Intermediaries or use or Market Data
• Support senior client stakeholders (CFO, CDO, CIO) to cultivate relationships as a trusted partner, through articulating and realising the value of data
• Identify, scope and develop business case or value creation opportunities with clients, and support the creation of RFP responses
• Develop client solutions across the creation to consumption data lifecycle (data sourcing, synergy creation and management, quality assurance, reporting, analytics and progress update against those milestones)
• Manage and monitor engagement financials, profitability metrics and ensure invoices are billed to the client appropriately
• Leverage their understanding of key market data and technology vendors in the marketplace to deliver engagements
• Contribute to business development including Requests for Proposals
• Develop our people through coaching, mentoring, formal performance management and creating an inclusive working environment
• Use their people management experience to lead combined project teams of client and KPMG data analytics professionals, and develop knowledge in the KPMG team
• Adhere to internal risk/engagement management processes

Skills and experience required
• Experience of capital markets with a data vendor, professional services firm, an internal strategy/analytics group, or similar environment
• Market Data Vendor experience to help with merger integration. Technical, Product, Operational and Strategy background in Benchmark, Market Data for Buy- and Sell-side, Analytics and Sustainable Investment across all asset classes
• Understanding of key use cases of market data vendors or datasets across capital markets
• Knowledge of key market data offerings such as identifiers (SEDOL, ISIN, BBGID, Refinitiv PermID etc.), industry classifications (ICB, GICS, SIC etc.), fundamental data, corporate actions, news, earnings estimates, market and evaluated pricing etc.
• Demonstrable experience of complex capital market data projects covering the full creation to consumption data lifecycle (data sourcing, management, quality, reporting & analytics)
• An SME in Data & Market Data Vendors, Information Exploitation or Advanced Analytics in the capital market space
• Ideally some experience and/or delivered a transformation of target Operating Model into Operating Design
• Implementation of business cases, consulting or product management experience
• Designing an appropriate target state for client data functions based on their vision and current state issues
• Masters or bachelor’s degree in a business management or economic field with working knowledge of topics such as market data, vendors, data modelling, and information management.
• Analysis of data, identifying insights and providing hypotheses
• Understanding the delivery of data projects through a standard or alternative project lifecycle

The Person
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
• Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
• Seeks to understand others motivations
• Supports others to make brave decisions

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