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Assistant Manager – Healthcare & Life Sciences – Strategy

Date: Jul 6, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG’s Strategy and Value creation team is looking at hiring a number of exceptional candidates, across grades, to join their London office. The team is looking to attract professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.

The role of the Strategy and Value creation team is to work with C-level Executives to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues across the economic and transaction cycles. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to corporate, public sector and private equity clients.

Within the Strategy and Value Creation team we have an established Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategy practice. This team is looking for an exceptional Assistant Manager to second to the team. You’ll be a professional, talented individual with a passion for identifying and creating innovative solutions for clients.
Our Vision is to be the most relevant strategic advisors in Healthcare and Life Sciences, working with CEOs and top management teams globally, to shape thinking and solve the most critical strategic issues by bringing together the full breadth of the firm’s capabilities.

As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, you’ll have the opportunity to offer strategic advice on both organic and inorganic Growth strategy: help clients create a clear path to achieve their growth ambition through consideration of their markets, customers and propositions to create a sustainable strategy.

In Healthcare and Life Sciences we focus on Commercial Strategy, which includes, for example, launch and commercialisation strategy, pricing and market access, portfolio strategy, competitive strategy and LoE strategy.

In terms of inorganic growth, we work both buy side and sell side, supporting our clients throughout the life cycle of a transaction including target identification, red flag analysis, commercial due diligence, business planning etc.
As a team, we are a group of bright committed individuals who are passionate about delivering fantastic client work, developing the team around us and having fun both inside and outside of work.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager your role will involve:
- Working as part of a team to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues.
- Planning and undertaking primary and secondary research to develop insightful analysis for clients.
- Designing and executing data intensive analysis to support development of evidence-based insights.
- Developing business cases and business plans underpinned by robust analysis in support of strategic initiatives.
- Managing engagement work-streams and analysis, taking responsibility for small teams when required.
- Contributing to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables.
- Working collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams at client sites, in the development and delivery of recommendations.
- Being involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site.
- Contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice developmentThe person

You will have:
- High level of applied thinking and inquisitiveness.
- Strong numerical and analytical skills combined with sound commercial acumen.
- Experience of working within the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector, or an academic background in life sciences
- A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving, able to implement structure and conceptual models in complex client environments
- Ability to assess information to distil the key strategic insights and convey these clearly and succinctly, both orally and in written form.
- An ability to work both collaboratively and individually; be comfortable developing answers and solutions including when the client requirements are ambiguous or changing.
- Able to form excellent working relationships both within KPMG and with clients.
- Willingness to constructively query clients, peers and leaders.
- Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations.
- Highest degree of personal and business integrity.
- Additional language skills would be a strong bonus.


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