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Manager - IGH Management Consultancy - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team
We are a global leader in infrastructure, government and consulting public sector, with a long track record of working in Scotland across the devolved administration, local government, policing, healthcare and higher education. We are investing in growing our team to meet growing demand and to have a stronger local presence.
Our goal is to help our clients and deliver meaningful change. We aim to be the transformation partner of choice to public bodies in Scotland, drawing on our local team and the wider UK and Global Networks. We help our clients rethink public services for the digital age. We go from design all the way into delivery in integrating public services. We support building capacity, skills and creating the infrastructure needed to fuel economic growth.
Our team in Scotland is a key part of our UK IGH consulting team. Our team builds long term relationships with our clients in Scotland and in particular focussed on organisation change, digital transformation and system redesign.
We are a small team with a whole country to serve, and have ambitious targets for our growth. We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for public services and delivering meaningful outcomes in society.
We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.
Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”
The Role
As a Manager in our growing IGH practice, you will be central to the development of strategy as well as implementation of large scale public service reform, performance improvement, and transformation programmes.
You will help both grow our business and ensure our teams deliver high quality advice to clients. You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging engagements, ranging from large scale digital transformation, to helping design and implement new, integrated public services, to supporting the execution of high profile delivery programmes.
Our clients are under increasing pressure, from increasing demands on their services, strain on resources and the challenges that the pandemic has brought. As Manager, we expect you to understand these issues and to be able to translate complex challenges into clear advice to our clients. We expect you to be confident in working on challenging projects, identifying and managing day to day risks and identifying opportunities. We expect you to take an active role in supporting the team to win work, through bid management, responding to proposals, and carrying out research. You will need to manage several competing demands, adept at working under pressure and with a commitment to your ongoing career in the firm, as well as coaching and support more junior members of the team.
Management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements to ensure quality and value to our clients by:
• Understanding their business challenges and the threats they face
• Helping them navigate the increasingly complex public sector delivery environment
• Bringing experience and insight in public sector transformation and change
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity
• Building and managing multiple client relationships
• Carrying out workstream level project management activity and delivering high quality work in a timely manner to include: scoping / financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables.
• Supporting fee generation through actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.
• Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
The Person
Skills & Experience
We expect that you will have:
• Experience in public service transformation and/or programme management
• Experience of delivering one or more of the following areas: strategy, transformation, digital, service/system redesign
• Proven experience of successfully contributing to complex projects in a commercial environment, ensuring the delivery of high quality work on time and to budget.
• Proven ability to work at sustained levels of high intensity, and inspire drive and resilience in others.
• Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Understanding of a wide range of public policy agendas
• Strong communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• Ability to develop relationships both internally and with clients at a senior level.
• A genuine interest and desire to work in the public sector.

• Degree level qualified preferred

Additional Information

The role can be based in anyone of our major offices in the Scotland (Edinburgh or Glasgow) and will include travel; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently, both domestically and internationally on occasions, with the potential to be away from home for set periods of time.

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