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Manager - Strategic Advisory Services

Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Infrastructure and Government Strategic Advisory Services team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs a diversity of talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.

Our team works with government, arms length bodies and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, operating model and programme implementation issues. We are currently working in sectors including Transport, Utilities, Environmental management and justice and security.

We get involved in many fascinating projects including developing new strategies for the implementation of government policy, designing operating models that underpin the delivery of critical public services, and helping to structure the relationships between government and industry. Our team is passionate and dedicated to the public benefits of our work, for example in supporting local economic improvements and the realisation of the levelling up agenda, or in the delivery of major infrastructure providing benefits for decades to come.

Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:


Policy, Regulatory, Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)


Operating Model design and implementation


Strategy and Service Design (including strategy development, Market analysis, commercialisation of government assets/companies); and


Procurement and Commercial Strategy (including Market development & evaluation, and advising on the procurement and management of complex supplier relationships)


It is an exciting time to join the team, the work is varied, often high-profile and rewarding. We are working on some fascinating public issues including: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) implications for the public sector and its partners; the future structure of the rail sector, the implications from the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles, and how to deliver some of the largest most complex infrastructure programmes in the UK.

The Role

Managers perform a critical role leading client workstreams, supporting business development and helping our team to grow and develop. Key areas where Managers contribute to the team include:



Develop solutions to complex problems and collaborate with more senior colleagues and clients


Generate hypotheses and take ownership of storyboarding in collaboration with team members


Lead the design and delivery of small projects and / or large, complex work streams, often managing the day to day client relationship


Managing and coaching members of the team


Produce high quality, client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review


To work effectively with clients whilst delivering engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG


Contribute to the development of the team and fostering our collaborative and supportive team culture


Provide timely feedback and coaching to team members


Performance managing junior colleagues, coaching and supporting their career development


Work on the development of Strategic Advisory propositions and knowledge base


Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities


Build and maintain a strong internal and external network


Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and ability to collaborate at high levels of intensity



The Person

Applicants will need to display the following:


Experience of working with clients and having a sound understanding of and passion for working on the critical issues facing the public sector and infrastructure organisations


Ability to lead parts of complex strategy and/or operating model projects in a consulting or corporate environment (a strategy house, big 4 firm or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company / government)


Demonstrate analytical capability to generate insights in the sector and prepare written reports for clients/ senior executives


Involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements, contributing to bid responses


Experience of coaching team members, sharing knowledge and working effectively in teams


Experience in contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities


Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands


Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen


Excellent English written and oral communication skills



We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.





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