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Senior Manager - Oracle HCM

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID135822BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - Oracle HCM
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LinePowered
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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 Description
At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

People & Change Overview
The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most HR transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful HR technology programme involves some transformational activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consultancy practice, we’re working with our clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding consultants to join us, grow with us, and develop our HR Technology advisory capability, driving our strategy through large-scale HR transformation. Part of a developing team that will become our ‘go to’ advisers on HR Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes.

At its core, this is a real opportunity to build thought leadership and influence within a fast-growing business area. To join us, therefore, you’ll need to be inquisitive and have a strong, informed point of view. Of course, this will need to be balanced with an unwavering client focus – you’ll have excellent listening skills, and a proven track record of helping clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to inspire confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Oracle HCM Cloud with at least one full implementation of 2 or more modules

So why KPMG?

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

KPMG is built on deep foundations of trust, quality and collaboration. We incorporate these principles into everything we do because we believe that together, we can make a difference. Our work makes an impact on our clients, and through that work we also have an impact in the marketplace in general and in society at large. Our people embrace the responsibility they have to clients, our global network and each other. We have a clear sense of purpose when we come to work every day: We believe that our work helps to build confidence in the capital markets and strengthen the economy, ultimately driving progress and prosperity in the societies in which we live and work. We want to work with people who share this sense of purpose. People who want to make a change for good and contribute positively to society. People who are driven to make a difference in the world in which they live.

With the HR Technology team in growth phase, you will enjoy high visibility and have the chance to really make an individual impact. You could think of this as an entrepreneurial opportunity – if you have the thought-leadership and spirit to match, we would definitely like to hear from you.

Role Description

We are seeking a talented individuals with experience of Oracle HCM implementation. This is a high profile role within the team, requiring a balance of business development / sales origination and client delivery.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

- As an Engagement Manager lead the delivery of high quality Oracle HCM Cloud deployment projects
- Provide specialist Oracle HCM Cloud advice and work closely with the client leads to optimise processes and maximise the benefits of Oracle HCM functionality
- Advise clients on the transformational aspects of Oracle HCM Cloud in relation to HR operating model, self-service and service delivery, mobility and process execution
- Contribute to the business development and sales initiatives including bid, proposal and contract / commercial negotiations with our Oracle HCM clients
- Lead the growth of the Oracle HCM practice through sharing knowledge, developing thought leadership and supporting the career aspirations of team members
- Advise on technical integration of the Oracle application with other client and 3rd party applications such as payroll, benefits and finance systems
- Advise on data migration and data integrity as part of the deployment engagement
- Support the client through process configuration in Oracle and enable them to optimise their processes and maximise the benefits of Oracle functionality

Required Skill and Qualifications

- Proven Engagement Management experience
- Oracle HCM Cloud certification
- Proven relationship-building and influencing skills
- Facilitation and problem solving skills
- Oracle HCM system design, build and deployment experience
- Ability to produce deliverables as prescribed by the Oracle HCM and KPMG implementation methodology in the discovery, analysis/design, build, testing and deployment stages (Training will be given on the KPMG method)
- Business analysis and requirements gathering abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Self-starter attitude and ability to work well within ambiguity
- Track record of working with or within the HR function
- Detailed working knowledge of how HR services are delivered at the process level
- Ability to effectively transfer knowledge in a non-classroom setting
- Ability to learn technology quickly through instruction
- Proven ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with varying team members at least 5 complete, full life cycle Oracle implementation
- Deep functional knowledge of HR, Payroll, and talent management business applications.
- Experience as a configuration expert and/or project manager of enterprise software deployments
- Travel required (approximately 75%)

Experience and Background

- Experience working end to end Oracle HCM implementation
- Experience of PeopleSoft, Taleo or Oracle eBS HCM with significant exposure to any of the Oracle HCM Cloud
- Experience in working with all phases of an implementation life cycle and knowledge of implementation methodology
- Experience with HR process mapping and redesign preferred

Our Deal
We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with those in the team who already work flexibly.

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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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