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Senior Hires Recruitment Manager - Consulting

Date: May 26, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143461BR
Job TitleSenior Hires Recruitment Manager - Consulting
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LinePeople
Service Line InformationWe believe working in our People community is an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of HR, where our people are highly respected by our clients, not only in the UK, but also across our growing European integrated practice.

KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description
Grade: C
Region: London
Reporting Line: Senior Recruitment Manager – Consulting Lead
Service Line: People

KPMG Overview:

KPMG 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.

Service Line Information:

We believe working in our People community is an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of HR, where our people are highly respected by our clients, not only in the UK, but also across our growing European integrated practice.

The Role

The Senior Hires Recruitment Manager is responsible for delivering the Senior Hires recruitment strategy for a number of different practices within KPMG’s Consulting division. Leading the end-to-end recruitment of a portfolio of Partner and Director roles across the division, the role holder will be central to delivering KPMG’s vision, culture and strategy to candidates, ensuring KPMG is positioned as a “magnet for talent”.

The role has a significant external focus, acting as an ambassador for the Firm with the external market, external search firms and the high performing business originators and leaders the Firm wishes to attract, working in partnership with KPMG leadership in the identification and engagement of these individuals and delivering a best in class and high touch candidate experience.

Key deliverables of the role include:

- Taking responsibility for the delivery of the senior hires recruitment strategy for Consulting, across a number of specific capability and/or coverage areas.
- Developing market expertise and becoming a trusted advisor and business partner to Consulting leadership team, working at their right hand when recruiting senior hires, acting as an advisor and sounding-board with regard to recruitment best practice, best market approach and candidate assessment;
- Acting as the Firm's external talent ambassador at a senior level in the Consulting market; being 'present' and known in the market externally to candidates, search firm partners and our competitors;
- Improving the quality, longevity and diversity of hires through the application of a business driven talent pooling process, which is pro-active rather than re-active and focused on the targeting and attraction of the highest calibre candidates combined with quality due diligence;
- Negotiating remuneration deals beneficial to the Firm, whilst being cognisant of market realities and candidate expectations;
- Delivering improved cost-effectiveness of senior hiring efforts through ensuring ROI in use of external search firms and direct sourcing through your own networks, KPMG networks and alumni;
- Delivering insight and timely and accurate MI to aid hiring managers and other stakeholders.
- Actively contributing to key team-wide projects to ensure the Senior Hires team continuously improves its services and delivery to the business.
- Establishing, building, maintaining and recognising the value of the Firm’s relationships with external stakeholders – search firms, researchers, diversity experts, occupational psychologists - ensuring the effective and cohesive management of those relationships and developing them for the long term, in terms of service levels, financials and value add;
- Ensuring all our external engagements with the market, both our advisors and candidates, are properly managed, on message, co-ordinated and both protect and enhance KPMG’s reputation;
- Ensuring effective early integration of new Directors in conjunction with HRBPs and L&D;
- Working seamlessly with colleagues in Experienced Hire, Resourcing, HR and Partner Matters to ensure all recruitment activity is well informed and the business receives a streamlined service at all times.

The Person

- Tertiary level education;
- A wealth of experience in recruitment, preferably in the Consulting arena, either in-house or agency/search firm, with a focus on senior and/or executive candidates and retained search & selection;
- Understanding of the partnership environment;
- Significant experience with candidate selection and interviewing; the ability to identify talent and potential as well as areas for further exploration with a candidate;
- Ability to plan, organise, manage and deliver projects in a timely manner with regular review in line with changing needs and demands of the business;
- Superior stakeholder management skills; highly persuasive with proven ability to influence stakeholders and the ability to balance the needs of varying stakeholders within a partnership environment;
- Demonstrates broad business thinking and sound commercial judgement to add value for internal clients;
- The ability to multi-task and prioritise and to work under pressure to tight deadlines without supervision and deliver insight with accuracy and credibility.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills which demonstrate personal presence, professional judgement and earn trust and respect;
- Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen;
- Upholds professional standards and displays integrity in behaviour and in dealings with others;
- Confidence to make decisions and take accountability for actions;
- Takes a broad interest in the success and development of the Firm as a whole;
- High degree of resilience and comfort with ambiguity;
- Handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence.

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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 all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to 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 by viewing our Policy

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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