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Programme Management – Assistant Manager

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are looking for experienced Assistant Managers to join our FS Consulting Practice.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of banks, leading in providing advice and assurance in relation to complex transformation programmes.

KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from continued regulatory scrutiny and increasing regulatory change.

Our team members possess a variety of core advisory and assurance skills and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise in financial services risk and regulation.

The role

As an Assistant Manager in the team, you will be involved in the day to day delivery of all aspects of business development, client targeting and client engagements. Core elements of the role will require you to:

- Provide support in setting standards and requirements to be followed by the project in compliance with the programme/organisation
- Ensure effective processes are in place to support the project and resolve issues effectively and timely
- Collaborate with stakeholders and wider team, collate and distribute regular communication, reporting packs and updates as per project cadence
- Provide support in facilitating meetings and workshops including document agendas, minutes and actions for meetings and ensure appropriate follow up
- Maintain and responsible for the accuracy of PMO Documentation including RAID Logs, Status Reports, Change Logs and Decision Logs
- Provide general support for the project manager in all elements of the project
- Contribute to the excellence of the PMO function by maintaining the change framework, induction packs and document library, ensuring compliance with organisational standards
- Facilitate governance and improved decision making through assurance, communication and reviews eg via project health checks, audits, stage gate reviews and lessons learned
- Review project plans with key stakeholders and colleagues to provide challenge and feedback to ensure consistency and quality
- Support the project manage in engaging with stakeholders to understand resource requirements and develop resource plans
- Provide support in understanding costs and forecasts to manage the overall portfolio and project level finances
- Depending on assignment, may work across projects to ensure the business adheres to the same standards and support identification of dependencies, risks & issues between teams
- Undertake other Transformation & Change lifecycle roles/responsibilities as required
- Be an active member of the Transformation & Change Team

The person

Desirable knowledge and experience:
- Experienced in keeping projects on track and delivered to plan
- Familiar with PMO strategies, processes, and methodology
- Strong expertise in MS Office applications e.g. Microsoft Project, Word and PowerPoint
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Conversant in both waterfall and agile methodologies
- Comfortable with technical concepts and flows
- Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environment Pragmatic approach to delivery and can-do attitude

Qualifications and skills

- 3+ years in a PMO role
- Strong attention to detail: project timelines, risk assessments
- Stakeholder management and a clear, confident communication style

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