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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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