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Senior Associate, Global Strategy Group, Energy and Natural Resources

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Introduction and context

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

KPMG has a market leading strategy advisory business in Energy and Natural Resources, serving the oil & gas; power and utilities and infrastructure sector serving UK, European and international clients. We work with C-level executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues related to deal strategy, growth strategy and operational strategy. It is an exciting time to join us as we are growing rapidly due to our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships, with the Energy & Natural Resources business growing at circa 10% pa. As a team, we are a group of bright committed individuals who are passionate about delivering fantastic client work, developing the team around us and 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


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:

• 3-6 years’ experience of working for a strategy house, big 4 firm, public sector organisation or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company
• 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

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