Senior Manager - Cost Optimisation - Transformation Consulting KPE
1d ago

Job description

KPMG’s Transformation Consulting team is looking for exceptional candidates for a Senior Manager role, with Cost Optimisation experience.

Here is an opportunity to advise privately owned businesses on responding to what is currently their most pressing concern costs.

This role offers you the opportunity to work closely with management teams to make a practical impact on their commercial success.

The role is within Transformation Consulting - KPMG’s Business-wide Transformation Centre of Excellence . Our specialism is in partnering with clients to transform their business performance through the design and implementation of significant shifts in their business model(s) and associated operating model.

These changes strategically improve a business in its markets, its relationships with customers, and its products. We implement clients’ strategies in practical, sustainable, value-adding ways.

We are a diverse team, working collaboratively with KPMG’s broader capabilities, in Consulting and beyond.

KPMG Private Enterprise (KPE)

From early-stage funding advice to planning an exit, KPMG Private Enterprise (KPE) teams support privately owned businesses with their growth agendas.

We’re not just advisors, we’re part of our clients’ team. We help clients make confident, well-informed choices to drive value and deliver outstanding results.

We are proud to be at the forefront of this diverse and rapidly changing market, which is driving economic growth in our local towns and cities.

We work with leadership teams and senior executives to identify and execute transformation opportunities. As the world continues to face unprecedented levels of change through digitalisation, regulation, post-COVID normalisation’ and unprecedented cost inflation, we are experiencing significant market demand for our core services of Enterprise-wide Transformation, Growth agendas, Cost Optimisation and Performance Improvement.

Our Cost Optimisation offering brings together an exceptional breadth of cost levers ranging from business model change and operating model optimisation to procurement and supplier strategies, working capital and cash flow, workforce optimisation, technology, and automation.

We believe we are rare, if not unique, in offering this breadth of cost areas under one roof where competitors typically focus on specific and a more limited array of cost areas.

We work with Private Enterprise’ businesses across the UK including Private Equity backed and AIM listed businesses.

We offer a unique environment to accelerate your career and personal development, providing you with the support and professional flexibility to achieve your ambitions.

We pride ourselves not only on the work we deliver for clients, but also in the way we deliver it. We are passionate about creating value for our clients and being part of the KPMG business.

Whether you have worked in strategy execution or cost consulting, delivered strategic cost transformation within a private sector business, or simply have the right core capabilities to succeed, we look forward to sharing our passion and story, and discussing how you can be part of it.

Role & Responsibilities

A successful Senior Manager focused on Cost Optimisation in our Transformation team will :

  • Work as part of a team to address complex strategic, operational, and organisational cost issues
  • Design and execute analysis to support the development of evidence-based insights, including baseline, performance, and business & operating model reviews
  • Develop improvement opportunities with business cases and implementation plans for our clients, underpinned by robust review and analysis
  • Independently own and drive work, taking on the responsibility to manage small teams as required and supporting junior team member development
  • Develop close working relationships with the client, often working in joint teams, in the development and delivery of recommendations
  • Business Development

  • The role involves building and leveraging both internal and external relationships to support Partners and Directors in driving business development and sales activities
  • Contributing to the development of response for proposals (RFPs) to client opportunities
  • Developing and refining innovative and client focused go-to-market propositions
  • Seeking to cross-sell and bring opportunities to other parts of the firm where appropriate
  • Key Competencies

    We look forward to hearing from people with :

  • A high level of applied thinking and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, combined with sound commercial acumen
  • Experience of delivering operational strategy or cost reduction projects with one or more of the following :
  • o operating model design,

    o performance benchmarking,

    o Zero Basing analysis,

    o Lean Six Sigma

  • A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving, with the ability to structure client issues and implement conceptual models in complex environments
  • An ability to assess information and distil into key strategic insights, as well as convey these clearly and succinctly in both oral and written form
  • Comfort in developing analysis and opportunities in often ambiguous or changing client situations
  • The skills to combine quantitative and qualitative analysis to create insight and a compelling case for change
  • An appetite for working both collaboratively and individually, with a willingness to constructively challenge clients, peers, and leaders
  • An ability to form excellent working relationships, both within KPMG and with clients
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations
  • The highest degree of personal and business integrity
  • Your Experience

    Successful applicants will demonstrate the following :

  • 7+ years’ experience working in a leading strategy house, Big 4 firm (or similar), strategy / development team in industry, with cost focus
  • Strong foundational understanding of the value drivers within the Operating Strategy and Cost Transformation focus area
  • Experience of managing projects and project workstreams and take responsibility for small teams
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with team members and broader (internal and external) stakeholders
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