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Senior Associate, Global Strategy Group, Deals

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140876BR
Job TitleSenior Associate, Global Strategy Group, Deals
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineStrategy
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KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionKPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is looking at hiring a number of exceptional candidates, across grades, to join their London office. The team is looking to attract professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.

The role of GSG is to work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients. Our consultants also receive a superior level of coaching and support to enable them to meet the needs of our global client base.

It is an exciting time to join GSG as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships. Our market-leading propositions include:
- Deals
- Enterprise-Wide Strategy
- Operating Strategy and Cost
- Growth

As a team, we are a group of bright individuals who are passionate about having fun both inside and outside of work.

Roles and responsibilities

To be an effective Senior Associate / Senior Consultant within GSG, applicants will be expected to:
- Design and run small projects and / or large, complex workstreams with limited oversight
- Generate hypothesis and play a key 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 requires 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
- Develop rapport and solid working relationships with client counterparts and maintain them outside of engagements
- Be a strong and effective team player
- Provide timely feedback and coaching to other team members
- Work flexibly across sectors and propositions


The following are key characteristics required to be successful in GSG:
- Ambitious
- Analytical
- Creative and intellectually curious
- Commercial
- Confident
- Empathetic
- Engaging
- Entrepreneurial
- Impactful
- Leadership
- Pragmatic
- Team player


Work experience

Applicants will need to display the following:
- Experience of working for a strategy house, big 4 firm, public sector organisation or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company with exposure to Deals & M&A strategy projects.
- Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with client counterparts during engagements
- Experience of contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities
- Lead workstreams and take responsibility for small teams

Technical skills

To succeed in this demanding role an applicant will need to demonstrate the following:
- A first class or 2.1 degree from a leading institution
- Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
- Structured thinking skills combined with creativity
- Awareness of new technologies and their commercial impacts
- Ability to gather, 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
- Ability to build financial models that support our recommendations to clients
- Strong slide writing capabilities
- Excellent English written and oral communication skills
- Other language skills would be a strong bonus

Our Senior Associates will work across sectors and propositions during the careers in GSG, and as such we are focused on ensuring we see a diverse range of candidates with the right characteristics and skill set. For the roles currently available, it would be advantageous to have experience in the following sectors: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Deals; and Financial Services.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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