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Strategic Advisory Services Assistant Manager - Mobility

Date: Sep 25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.

The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.

We are looking for someone with experience in the Future Mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. We define Future Mobility as the de-carbonisation, digitalisation, and personalisation of transport through electric and alternate drivetrains, connected and autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The resultant ‘perfect storm’ is impacting automotive, supply chain, energy, technology, infrastructure, funds, transport operators, regional authorities and Government. Things are changing faster than expected driven by rapid developments in technology, regulation, competition and consumer behaviour. Over the next 5 to 12 years the organisations that we work with will require significant advisory support: multi £m transformations, multi £m deals, customer and industry 4.0 advice, strategic roadmap development and portfolio delivery. KPMG is establishing itself at the forefront of this change, creating new relationships and unlocking significant benefits for transport systems and society. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.

As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.

The Role
Assistant Managers perform a critical role contributing to client workstreams, supporting business development and helping our team to grow and develop.

Key areas where Assistant Managers contribute to the team include:
Develop solutions to problems and collaborate with more senior colleagues and clients
Generate hypotheses and contribute to storyboarding to help with solving our clients most complex and challenging problems
Take ownership of small workstreams and contribute to larger workstreams, working closely with workstream leads.
Produce client ready deliverables
Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
Contribute to the development of the team and fostering our collaborative and supportive team culture
Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients
Provide timely feedback and coaching to our team members
Supporting the development of an environment of continuous learning
Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
Contribute to business development opportunities by helping with the generation of proposals and bid documentation
Construct detailed financial / business models performing complex scenario and sensitivity analysis
Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
Participate in team governance activities
Support the development of the Future Mobility proposition and knowledge base

The Person
We are looking for applicants who display the following:
Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
Ability to review and assess technical data and distil the key strategic insights
Ability to evaluate complex problems and support delivery of insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
Strong numerical capabilities
Excellent English written and oral communication skills
Experience of working with or researching a range of stakeholders/clients and having an emerging understanding of the issues facing the future mobility sector
A passion for learning and maintaining knowledge of trends in the latest thinking related to future mobility.
Background in relevant consultancy, commercial, strategy or academia
A willingness to travel

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

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