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Manager – Strategic Advisory

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG's Infrastructure and Government sector is looking at hiring candidates to join their London- based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public sector clients.

The role of KPMG’s I&G Strategic Advisory team is to work with Government and Industry on the biggest, most complex, and pressing strategic and policy implementation issues. As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to offer and deliver advice on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients. Most work is undertaken in multidisciplinary teams, and there will be opportunities to work across both public and private sectors in areas such as justice, home affairs, trade, business support, transport innovation and technologies, roads, rail, water and nuclear.

It is an exciting time to join this team as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and strength of client relationships. We are working on some fascinating public issues – ranging, for example, from the rise of autonomous vehicles, to growing regional trade or the creation of new markets for provision of public services. As a team, we are a group of individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.

The Role

To be an effective Manager, applicants will be expected to:

- Design and run small projects and / or large, complex work streams with limited oversight.
- Generate hypothesis and play a leading role in storyboarding
- Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
- Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review
- Develop solutions to complex problems and challenge the thinking of more senior colleagues and clients
- Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
- Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
- Provide timely feedback and coaching to other team members
- Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
- Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in the sector with a demonstrated passion for public issues
- Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
- Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity

The Person

Applicants will need to display the following:

- Experience of working with clients and having a strong understanding of the issues facing the public sector
- Ability to lead parts of complex projects or programmes in the relevant sectors
- Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements
- Experience of contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities
- Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
- Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
- Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
- Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
- Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
- Excellent English written and oral communication skills

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