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U-Collaborate Director

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139357BR
Job TitleU-Collaborate Director
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineInnovation
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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 DescriptionContext:



We believe that in today’s world, to solve complex business issues and to spark real change, you need to think and work differently. Traditional change approaches often don’t take you far enough, quickly enough. The key is outcome-focussed collaboration.



U-Collaborate is where this happens day to day in KPMG. It is an innovative capability that combines problem solving expertise and powerful SME insights with a bespoke collaboration environment designed to deliver profound results which drive real performance. Put simply, U-Collaborate delivers powerful experiences – often in the form of events – that are typically embedded at critical points within large complex change programmes. These events are designed to drive acceleration, genuine breakthroughs and real ownership of solutions as they are co-created by the group of participants.



The U-Collaborate approach can be used throughout the lifecycle of client relationship, sales and delivery lifecycle to enable KPMG to succeed in the marketplace.



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, transformational, accelerated design events 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


Purpose of the role:



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To sell, shape and deliver transformational, acceleration events (and other U-C related services) within KPMG’s most complex programmes for senior, C Suite clients in priority accounts

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To drive the development of new U-Collaborate services and deliver the associated go to market strategy

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To drive the reputation of U-Collaborate and associated services internally building strong sector/ service line relationships

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To act as a leading, trusted expert in U-Collaborate capabilities within the firm and by senior clients

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To drive the continuous improvement, differentiation and evolution of the U-Collaborate capability





Key Responsibilities:



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Lead transformational, high risk, high reward collaboration events and zones for senior clients, demonstrating world-class transformation and facilitation expertise

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Sell U-Collaborate services effectively to Exec/ Board level clients

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Develop and manage executive level client sponsor relationships throughout the sales/delivery lifecycle

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Internally, sell and promote the U-Collaborate offering in key accounts acting as a ‘collaboration partner’ to agreed areas of the business

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Lead the development of new U-Collaborate service offerings and the associated go to market strategies

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Work with KPMG senior stakeholders to embed U-Collaborate services within key KPMG service lines and propositions

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Role model collaborative ways of working and develop the talent of the future in this space within the U-Collaborate team



Skills/ qualifications required:



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Experience leading, or being part of team, providing collaboration services to blue chip organisations

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A proven track record in leading transformational, high risk, high reward events for senior clients, demonstrating world-class transformation and facilitation expertise

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10 – 15 years transformation-related consulting experience

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Proven ability to sell to, and work with, senior executives and build long lasting client relationships

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Deep knowledge of collaboration and innovation-related methodologies including design and systems thinking

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Ability to lead large teams and deliver high performance in extremely high pressure environments with significant ambiguity

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Strong commercial acumen

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Exceptional project management skills and proven ability to lead multiple strands of high profile, complex activity/ projects

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.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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