Senior Manager - Operational Transformation (Govnmnt & Infrastructure) - Open to flexibility

03 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
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Senior Manager - Operational Transformation (Govnmnt & Infrastructure) - 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.

This role is focused on leading teams to win and deliver projects to help clients achieve their commercial objectives, either through a transformation or upskilling of commercial functions or through more hand-on support to specific programmes, helping clients to drive greater commercial value. The team focuses on working with Government and large infrastructure organisations. 

Our clients face challenges covering multiple ‘operational’ perspectives –redesigning their organisation structure and capabilities to improve performance; redesigning key customer facing processes; rethinking how best to procure and manage services for third parties.

Our Senior Managers have a strong business development element to their role which involves building relationships internally as well as with our key target clients to identify and shape future opportunities.  The role will involve drawing insights from data from our existing projects for clients; working with our operations leadership team and a range of people from across the firm to develop tailored propositions drawing upon the rest of the firm; and engaging our clients with these value propositions. Our Operations projects are rarely standalone and the successful candidate will need to work with capabilities and solutions drawn from across broader KPMG. 

Role Overview

  • Plays a key role in bidding, winning and delivering operational service transformation engagements of significant size and scope.
  • Leads the origination of client’s solutions to their operations -related challenges.
  • Supports the Operations Leadership together with Consulting Industry Leaders (or their delegates) to build and action Go-To-Market plans within their industry, focussed on target clients.
  • Develops relationships to identify and shape future solutions and engagements - working internally (with operations leadership, Consulting Industry Leaders, Client Lead Partners, Business Development Managers, other parts of KPMG) and externally (partners, allies).
  • Ensures that customer transformation projects or their workstreams within a large engagement are effectively scoped, managed and delivered on time, to budget and within agreed (KPMG) risk frameworks.
  • Provides leadership within the Operations team, coaching and developing team members and running non-client initiatives, such as training or risk management,

Experience and Background

  • We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic to join a dynamic and fast growing part of our business, and who will play a key role in delivering transformation projects in the UK
  • From a ‘big-four’ management consultancy practice (or equivalent strategy house) or alternatively has relevant industry experience.
  • Has 5+ years’ experience of winning and leading complex service transformation / operational support process redesign projects of significant size and scope for leading clients
  • Comes with experience of working in government, transport or infrastructure sectors. Experience in other sectors, such as financial services, retail, telco and power & utilities would also be beneficial.
  • Demonstrable effectiveness in tackling complex assignments, balancing competing priorities and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Personal networks across the Government and particularly infrastructure sectors would be advantageous, as well as experience in creating new business development opportunities within the market.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience of service transformation.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience would be beneficial
  • Has led projects and/or workstreams within large projects that involve combining target operating model design, commercial procurement and  business change capabilities
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent commercial awareness.
  • Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions.
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight.
  • Ability to deliver high quality assignments under time pressure.
  • Ability to grow and develop people working for them

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.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. 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 people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.