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Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Overview :
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, 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.
Job Description :
Functional Solution Architect (Grade C)

The Team:
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Source to Pay software including one or more of the following; Coupa, Ivalua, Oracle and SAP Ariba.
While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Procurement Solution Architectures – driving business strategy that meets the relevant client business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success

The Role:
Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes
• Whole-stack reference models and architectures across application, data and technical domains
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing Security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Supporting the sales teams where applicable to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels identifying the best of breed technologies and services based on client needs, constraints and strategies
• Presenting and communicating with confidence to stakeholders up to C-Suite level and supporting them in setting their strategic direction. Confident in expressing points of view and recommendations
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
• Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
• Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture
• Confidence in chairing and leading meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• 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
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
• 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.
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.

Key accountabilities: Public trust
• Ensures team complete all mandatory and regulatory training required by member firm by the due date.
• Does not undertake work that does not fit with firm capabilities or Risk Management criteria.
• Undertakes the appropriate training and coaching in line with member firm requirements.
• Pro-actively takes action to avoid Personal Independence breaches.
• Takes action and speaks up if they observe and/or are made of conduct that is inconsistent with KPMG’s values and ethical standards.

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