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Manager – Financial Services - Commercial Value Creation

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG’s Deal Strategy & Value Creation practice is looking for Managers specialising in the Financial Services sector (covering key sub-sectors including Retail Banking, Consumer and SME Lending, Wealth Management, Insurance and FinTech).
The Deal Strategy and Value Creation team – part of KPMG Deal Advisory (~£450m revenue; ~2,500 professionals) – is developing an innovative Value Creation proposition to support investors, shareholders and C-suite throughout the ownership cycle of a Business. This proposition provides our Private Equity and Corporate clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in all deal situations (pre-deal, post-deal, buyside and sellside), underpinned by advanced data analytics, industry insights, strategic and operational capabilities and execution experience.
This team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital), agile practice that operates to architect and deliver value creation by bringing to bear the vast array of capabilities available inside the practice as well as the wider KPMG Advisory business (including Customer Experience, Pricing, Cost, Digital Transformation, ESG and Integration & Separation among others).

This role is ideal for analytical and intellectually curious individuals that thrive in a fast-paced Deals environment and want to develop and operate with an investor mindset.

Role and responsibilities
To be an effective Manager within our Strategy & Value Creation team, applicants will be expected to:

Support and take responsibility for leading day to day delivery, working directly with Partners and Associate Partners

Translate the client brief into manageable work streams

Lead hypothesis generation, data analyses, manage data requests, complex storyboarding, conduct client and SME interviews, and shape the overall problem-solving approach to develop insights and recommendations

Manage, coordinate and inspire other members of the team, providing coaching, direction and constructive feedback

Work collaboratively with a range of practitioners within the Strategy and Value Creation team and wider KPMG advisory team

Ensure quality control and consulting best-practices adoption (analytical accuracy, best-in-class data insights, infographics, reports and written/verbal delivery)

Interact with the senior client team credibly and effectively

Support client development activity including thought leadership, pitches preparation and proposals writing

Understand risk and ensure the Firm’s risk management frameworks are adhered to

Ability & willingness to travel when necessary

Experience of working on Commercial Due Diligence, strategic reviews, performance improvement and value creation assignments for:
Strategy House, strategy or Deals strategy arm of a Big 4 or other consulting firms
Private Equity or Corporate Development arm of a Financial Services organisation
Experience and understanding of commercial strategy, industry economics, trends and performance drivers of financial services sub-sectors such as retail and SME banking, consumer and SME lending, wealth management, Insurance and FinTech

Commercial Due Diligence and/ or value creation/performance improvement engagements, working with both Private Equity and/or Financial Institutions is essential

Understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, deal and post-deal) with proven understanding of project delivery, value identification and deal execution


High-quality storyboarding and written/oral presentation skills with impact, competent in presenting ideas clearly, convincingly to influence senior stakeholders and possessing personal presence, with the ability to earn trust and respect

Ability to multi-task effectively and balance time between project deliver, proposition development, coaching / training, and business development support effectively

Proven management of teams, developing talent, developing and delivery of training materials

Evidence of strong problem-solving, quantitative and analytical capabilities

Structured thinking skills combined with creativity (‘both brains’ thinking)

Versatility and desire to be involved in a variety of client engagements and a learning mind-set

Excellent English written and oral communication skills; other language skills would be a strong bonus

Working knowledge of Alteryx, PowerBI and Tableau a plus

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