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U-Collaborate Consultant

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID137987BR
Job TitleU-Collaborate Consultant
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineInnovation
Service Line InformationTechnology is one of the KPMG’s priority investment areas – Solutions & Digital services the whole of the KPMG client side business portfolio through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building of our Alliances network. Our integrated capability teams design, build and operate flexible technology enabled solutions for clients to help them solve the most complex business problems and transform their operations.

KPMG OverviewKPMG 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.

Job Description
Supporting all KPMG Services (Advisory, Tax and Audit), KPMG’s U-Collaborate team is an expert capability that designs and delivers world class client interactions through two key services:

- Delivery of innovative, event-based client interactions for 20 - 120 people (over 1 - 3 days)
- Creation, and leadership of, client based Collaboration Zones at the heart of clients’ key businesses and programmes

The benefits of the role:

- Working with C Suite day to day - opportunity to work with C suite clients on solving their biggest and most complex challenges in very accelerated timescales, motivating, challenging and influencing them every step of the way
- Dynamic environment – delivering challenging transformation engagements in 6 weeks – in U-C, each team member is, in essence, working on a number of very accelerated transformation engagements (identify, design, build, deliver, review) at any one time – with each lasting only 6 weeks
- Learn the UC Approach and how to design and facilitate with impact/ presence with a senior audience – develop your understanding of the U-C method and approach and how to put this into practice
- Dealing with high ambiguity plus high intensity and ‘risk and reward’ scenarios - U-Collaborate events are typically triggered when senior clients need urgent/ critical help in solving issues – this means the stakes are high for the client and for KPMG and the route to the ‘answer’ is often challenging to find/ navigate and define requiring ultimate flexibility, perseverance, influencing skills and an ability to work under pressure and to very tight timelines

Key Responsibilities:

- Working with the Lead Facilitator, help senior clients to understand and unpack their most complex challenges to enable effective event design
- Learn and understand the U-Collaborate approach to event scoping, design and delivery. Use appropriate strategic or design thinking to support effective event design.
- Project manage design and delivery of complex, high profile client events and interactions, including preparation/ production of inputs for client design meetings and events
- Work with KPMG and client teams to ensure any event is integrated within the client engagement and ensure the smooth execution of planning, design and delivery
- Facilitate design meetings and some aspect of events (where appropriate)
- With appropriate support, lead and facilitate smaller scale events from design through to delivery, developing presentation, facilitation and influencing skills plus overall presence and impact
- Manage production of event outputs/deliverables after each event, working closely with KPMG project teams
- To actively promote and link up U-C with the markets, identifying opportunities, contributing to proposals and driving pipeline
- Drive effective knowledge sharing across the U-Collaborate team
- Act as an ambassador for U-Collaborate, able to describe and apply the capability for internal colleagues or external clients
- Support the growth of the team by supporting a range of internal initiatives, which may include sales, marketing, recruitment, process design etc.

Skills/ experience required:

- Experience in a challenging consulting role with strategic, people or technology transformation knowledge
- Proven project management skills and ability to drive multiple projects forward in parallel under significant pressure
- Strong all round core consulting skills
- Experience of working in client facing roles, managing work streams and building strong client relationships
- Experience of designing, preparing and delivering complex events or workshops (internal and client-facing)
- Experience of working with C suite clients and building credibility
- Attention to detail and ability to react quickly and professionally to constantly changing requirements and demands
- Strong facilitation and presentation skills
- Some understanding of collaboration techniques or technologies
- Ability to produce high quality outputs in tight timeframes

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for 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.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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