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Senior Manager - Technical Project Manager

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG and the Operations Team
If you are looking for a stretching role in a high growth environment, helping blue chip organisations and regionally based clients to digitally transform their Supply Chain & Operations, enabling them to achieve their strategic goals and making them future ready, then this role is for you.

A key element of how we support our clients on their functional transformation journey is KPMG Powered Enterprise – our outcome driven functional transformation solution that combines deep functional knowledge, proven delivery capability and cloud technologies to drive sustainable change, rising performance and lasting value.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in building and growing our Powered Supply Chain offering in the UK - which is a key element of our overall growth strategy within Operations.

Role summary:
KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Technical Project Manager, for our Powered Supply Chain practice to support large organisations deliver technology led Supply Chain transformation programmes using Oracle or SAP and support Powered Supply Chain business development activity.

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing KPMG teams across multiple workstreams and clients to ensure the timely delivery of programs within scope and budget. The successful candidate will work directly with KPMG and client upper management to drive strategic decisions and ensure KPMG leading practise delivery methodology is applied.

The candidate will also be required to develop mid-level team members in the PMO/Project management workstream and perform business development work in parallel with program delivery oversight.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Supply Chain Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Supply Chain software in the key process areas of Forecast to Plan, Schedule to Produce and Store to Fulfil, with one of the following providers – Oracle or SAP.

Key accountabilities: Clients
• Oversee the day-to-day project management activities of Powered Supply Chain engagements for various clients, including KPMG team management, plan and project RAID management, status reporting, project reviews and resource management
• Overall accountability for the delivery and quality of KPMG client deliverables
• Ensure KPMG Powered implementation methodology for all clients is applied and tailored to meet each customer’s unique business needs
• Excellent planning skills, proficient in Smartsheet, Microsoft Projects or similar planning tools
• Develop strong relationships with senior client stakeholders, KPMG colleagues and third-party partners
• Oversee the creation of program plan(s) with input from the relevant workstream leads
• Chair meetings such as program kick offs, workshops, reviews and governance bodies
• Provide consistent and quality reporting to KPMG and client upper management/executive level
• Drive KPMG program delivery leading practice and provide subject matter expertise and strategic guidance to the client(s)
• Lead business development activities such as identification, proposal development, and other prospect activities; work with the appropriate KPMG resources from other service lines/industries
• Facilitate goal-level creation for the Project Management/PMO function and work with managers to ensure the goals cascade to all grades
• Proven ability to prioritise issues and multitask in fast paced and demanding environment
• Resolves problems quickly and effectively using creativity and innovation
• A track record of working with onshore, offshore and 3rd party teams to source relevant expertise to deliver solutions
• Manage customers where up to 50% of your time may include travel

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Oversee management of engagements according to KPMG's financial and risk management policies
• Deliver engagements on time and within the engagement profitability targets
• Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context. Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.

Key accountabilities: People
• Supervise and performance manage KPMG staff working on assigned engagements
• Foster and develop junior and mid-level talent resources across all functions
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.

The Person
• A passionate and committed leader with experience of developing and running delivery teams. Able to inspire a group of KPMG professionals and 3rd party partners to deliver for our clients
• A Supply Chain Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of large scale, complex technology solutions in a consulting environment
• A detailed working knowledge of Supply Chain software in the key process areas of Forecast to Plan, Schedule to Produce and Store to Fulfil, particularly with Oracle and SAP
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Knowledge of the external Cloud technology delivery market and the latest trends in the industry
• Creative problem-solving ability, working in ambiguous situations
• Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
• Excellent people leadership


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