Senior Manager, Global People Technology - HCM - Open to flexibility

London (Greater)
12 Dec 2016
12 Jan 2017
Contract Type

Senior Manager, Global People Technology - HCM - Open to flexibility

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.

Job Description: Senior Manager, Global People Technology - HCM
Global PPC


Technology costs account for well over half of the Global PPC budget; technology projects underpin virtually every PPC programme, across Talent, Learning, Performance Development, Recruitment and Engagement.
We are responsible for designing, implementing and operating globally based technology solutions for the firm. Examples of these are: MyPD, Applicant Tracking (Kenexa), Global LMS, Global Mobility Avature and most recently the Global HCM.
A vacancy exists for an experienced Senior Manager to join our team to lead the planning and implementation of our new Global Successfactors HCM

The Role

The Senior Manager, Global People Technology will be a key member of the People Technology team and will have responsibility for supporting the development and deployment of KPMG’s Global HCM solution. This role will also include supporting other Global People Technology areas including LMS and Talent Systems.

The role will require relationship management and collaboration with the wider business, the People Function and ITS leadership across KPMG globally to ensure all requirements and business needs are continually addressed.

This is a challenging role, requiring exceptional technical, relationship management and organisational skills and a clear desire and motivation to deliver world class processes through technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting people/HR technology projects primarily the implementation and management of a global HCM solution whilst supporting the roadmap for global Talent systems.
  • Working with teams of internal resources and external vendors to ensure initiatives are completed on time, on budget and meet business needs.
  • Develop strong working relationships with members of the PPC and the wider people community, ITS, Risk and the firm generally to ensure performance and reward system developments remain aligned with and responsive to emerging requirements across KPMG.
  • Maximise the potential of the firm’s investment in technology, exploiting what has already been achieved and influencing future investment decisions to deliver an efficient, cost effective, value added capability across the wider firm.
  • Maintain an in depth understanding of current industry trends in people technology and to identify areas in which technology can be used more effectively.
  • Establish relationships with external organisations to explore best practice models, examine parameters of work and quantitative measures to measure performance
  • Actively contribute to the global people agenda.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Global People Technology team to promote the sharing of best practices across the KPMG network

Skills and Experience

  • Substantial People technology and project management experience, over a number of years.
  • Proven track record in managing and implementing people systems with a global scope, and recent experience moving this to the cloud.
  • Proven influencer at a senior level with the ability to enthuse others in support of the People technology vision
  • A thorough working knowledge of at least one of the people platforms in use in KPMG globally today, with an in depth understanding of people systems infrastructures and a proven ability to stay up to date with evolving trends and thought leadership.
  • Degree level preferred.
  • Project management accreditation.
  • Proven relationship management expertise and the ability to manage diverse and demanding internal clients
  • Proven capability to translate business strategy into people system implementations, with a strong focus on delivery and ensuring projects are managed on time, to budget and scope
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to identify and drive the implementation of solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with evidence of this at a senior level
  • Ability to lead multiple workstreams including change management
  • Proven track record of the management of large and complex projects and virtual teams
  • Experience of working in an international, diverse cross cultural environment
  • Willingness to travel regularly internationally (occasionally with limited notice)

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. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.


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