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Technology, Strategy and Enablement - Assistant Manager

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

In KPMG's Technology Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1500-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.
In Technology Strategy we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

The Team:
The Technology Strategy and Technology Enablement teams have a breadth and depth of experience covering Technology, Project and Programme Management and IT strategy and governance. We are looking for individuals with a similar breadth of experience in one or more of these areas.

For Technology we often consult on ERP solutions, cloud computing, applications development / maintenance and mobile solutions. Our clients may ask us to assess their current applications, facilitate solution architecture reviews and roadmap development. In addition to working with vendors and their products/packages to establish the functional and technical fit.

For p
roject and programme management our teams have experience of managing projects across the full lifecycle for technology project implementations. Our clients may ask us to manage projects on their behalf or to conduct independent and objective assessments of their key technology programmes.

For IT Strategy and Governance we provide an assessment of IT Strategy alongside a clear direction and delivery roadmap. We define and implement IT Operating Models for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes (including definition of sourcing strategies). Our teams implement IT governance processes or techniques and establish Key Metrics and Balanced Scorecards for managing IT effectiveness.

The private enterprise (“KPE”) sector is a key growth area for KPMG technology. This team works with clients across many industries from agile small technology start-ups to established family owned businesses to major private equity backed international groups.

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.

The Role:
Client Project Delivery:

- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG.
- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions.
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client.
- Working with our clients as a trusted advisor supporting their journey towards better use of technology.
- Work alongside KPMG team members on a project or within a workstream.
- Work closely with other KPMG service lines, functions, specialities and team members across the UK to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.
- Creating impactful reports to help clients understand and act upon our findings.
- Supporting more senior colleagues to drive progress and manage risks on client engagements.
Business Development
- Collaboratively identify and develop opportunities at new and existing clients where we have the potential to support them.
- Working closely and collaboratively with other team members to produce compelling, practical and interesting proposals to excite our clients.
- Support the building and development of market relevant service offerings for the KPE team to ensure greater visibility and exploitation of key technology opportunities with clients
- Support the development of go-to-market propositions, and building your network internally within the firm and externally with clients
Practice Development
- Contribute to practice management and development, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
- Joining interest groups (in either sectors or technologies) to share insights and experiences with the whole team.
- Build knowledge and capability within the team, delivery and attendance of key training events.
The Person
- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning.
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding.
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives.
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns.
- Motivated degree educated individual, with a professional qualification such as PRINCE2, MSP, APM, ITIL, TOGAF.
- Intuitive, self-starter with advisory skills gained in wither a consulting organisation or to internal stakeholders within non-consulting organisations.
- Experienced in delivering IT Strategy, Process Design, and Technology projects.
- Passionate about talking to clients on current technology issues and market direction across a wide range of business types and sectors.
- Collaborative ways of working with client and KPMG teams.
- Creative problem-solving ability whilst working in ambiguous situations.
- Excellent ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads, and manage junior team members.
- Strong and resilient capability to deliver work within tight timescales, to budget and to a high quality.
- Proven ability to work on own initiative and be a strong team player.
As an Assistant Manager, you will be an intuitive, self-starter with the ability to manage the end-to-end delivery of discrete pieces of work, often as part of larger teams or under the direction of KPMG engagement leaders. This position provides an excellent opportunity for those seeking to transition into consulting from industry or those seeking new opportunities. You will be given the coaching, support and development opportunities to mature into a technology focused consultant with a global professional services firm.

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