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Senior Solution Architect - LOTS - London

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG’s Legal Operations and Transformation Services (LOTS) team is a priority growth area for KPMG with significant investment plans and big growth ambitions. One of our key services is Contract Management Transformation, where we help clients to drive cost efficiencies, minimise risk and maximise contract performance across the enterprise through the implementation of Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) technology platforms.

Across LOTS, we are winning new clients and are growing our team as a result of these successes and as a new role, it is an exciting time for a candidate to come in, make a big impact on the function and shape the role. Joining us offers the opportunity to work with clients across all sectors on exciting, high profile and leading-edge engagements.

The Role

We are looking for talented senior Solution Architects to join us in growing the Contract Management Transformation practice within LOTS, by helping our clients adapt and make the most of technological advances to help them better manage their contracts. Working closely with our global Partner and Director group, you will play an instrumental role in growing the practice across the globe.

You will be responsible for leading scoping, design, development and implementation activities across multiple client projects to deliver leading contract management solutions. You must analyse new business requirements and their correct technical implementation solutions using industry best practice. You will work closely with client stakeholders, delivery leads, business analysts, developers and testers to guide the design through to implementation and beyond whilst ensuring KPMG risk and quality standards are adhered to.

Key aspects of the role include:

Lead the technical delivery of a portfolio of contract management projects on selected CLM platforms

Define technical solutions at an architectural and design level of detail

Provide senior technical leadership and mentoring to junior architects and offshore development teams

Provide architectural oversight of the design and delivery of technical integrations between selected CLM platforms, client IT and business services

Assist development teams in resolving complex technical issues through all stages of the project lifecycle

Continuous growth of knowledge around CLM technologies through certifications, internal / external webinars, case studies, training, community and other resources

Ability to establish deep and lasting relationships with clients and team members to enhance the reputation of KPMG as an advisor of choice

Support the Contract Management Transformation presales opportunity lifecycle

Deliver compelling solution demonstrations to support business development activities on selected CLM platforms and in conjunction with our Alliance Partners, Thomson Reuters and SirionLabs

Contribute to the development of KPMG’s Contract Management Transformation service roadmap

Ensure the project delivery team complies with KPMG solution architecture standards and frameworks

Operate as a member of the wider KPMG community, sharing knowledge across functions and building your personal network within the firm

The Person

Preferred experience:

Extensive experience in consulting / professional services and technical delivery

A proven track record of delivering complex technology projects on CLM platforms on time and on budget as a Solution Architect including but not limited to CLM configuration, standard customisation, standard workflows, dashboards, forms, views and standard report development

Experience of leading offshore development teams and working with engagement leads, project managers and business analysts to deliver enterprise wide contract management solutions

Experience with delivering global solutions in complex client environments

Understanding of common business analysis techniques and approaches with a focus on reducing development effort and simplifying delivery as appropriate

Experience of agile and traditional software and project methodologies

Ability to author clear and comprehensive documentation with strong attention to detail

Able to communicate with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear to influence and align stakeholders around a proposed approach

Strong negotiator, influencer and team player, used to managing multiple stakeholders in demanding time-critical situations

Strong drive and resilience to overcome challenges or setbacks to achieve your team / project / client goals

Passionate about areas of expertise, managing your own development by learning continuously from experience and seeking out development opportunities

Desirable experience:

Experience of delivering technology projects on Contract Express, SirionLabs and / or Coupa CLMA or other CLM technologies such as Icertis, Conga, Docusign (SpringCM)

Certified in PRINCE2 / PMP / equivalent

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