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Senior Manager - Transformation Services Wealth and Asset Management

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


The Role

You will be a Senior Manager within our Transformation Service Line aligned to Wealth & Asset Management. This team is at the heart of delivering transformation and large-scale change programmes to help clients reinvent their businesses to meet the future challenges.

You should expect to be involved in a wide range of client engagements across the traditional Asset Management space working on projects related to strategy, process improvement, operating model design, RFP, vendor selection and in particular ESG, which is regarded as a key growth area for the business. As a Senior Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of client projects, manage engagements and be the day to day KPMG contact for client and KPMG teams. It is also expected that you will lead and manage junior resources and KPMG teams as part of project delivery.

As a Senior Manager you will also be expected to support the Director and Partner Team with business development activities such as proposals, pitches and development of the consulting propositions such as ESG. You will be expected to lead on proposals and RFP responses with the support of other members of the team.
In addition to supporting the build out of the client proposition for ESG and other offerings, you will also be expected to support the development of the practice in a broader sense, such as through the development and nurturing of junior talent, training, internal communications and contribution to the positive culture and supportive working environment.

If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunities that exist in the Wealth & Asset Management Sector and are keen to contribute to an exciting, supportive and positive team with fantastic internal sponsorship and visibility, then this could be a perfect role for you!

Responsibilities

Engagement delivery:

• Understanding the industry context, their business challenges, the opportunities and the threats our clients face
• Helping clients navigate the increasingly complex operations, technology and data landscape including vendors in the market
• Supporting with the definition of new operating models, business models and processes to optimise the business
• Project managing engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to include scoping / financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables.
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members

Business Development:

• Fee generation through actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.
• Building and managing multiple client relationships and often managing concurrent engagements and business development activity

Practice Development:

• Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
• Contributing to the development of our thought-leadership content and associated Marketing Campaigns
Engagement & Risk management:
• identifying and managing delivery and financial risks across projects, engagement assurance and commercial risk management and ensuring the Firm's frameworks are implemented appropriately and effectively

We expect that you will have:

• Significant professional experience in either consulting or asset management
• Strong experience in project delivery, transformation and business change from within a fund manager, a fund administrator or another management consultancy
• Good understanding of the operational and technological challenges associated with asset management
• An interest in ESG is strongly preferable with direct experience in ESG within asset management advantageous
• A track record within the Wealth & Asset Management industry with a sound understanding of the industry trends, key themes and challenges
• Proven expertise in Project Management and delivery of projects on time, within scope and of high quality
• Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity and inspire drive and confidence in others.
• Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• An ability to develop and manage excellent relationships both internally and with clients at a senior level
• A genuine interest and desire to work in the asset management sector and a strong desire to develop knowledge and skill sets in sustainable finance
• An ability to contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment which respects and recognises all members of the team

Qualifications

• Industry qualifications preferred (e.g. CFA, IMC, CAIA)


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