Assistant Manager - Global Strategy Group
Manager Global Strategy Group
No. of Direct Reports
Assistant Manager within the Global Strategy Group will support in driving the delivery of client engagements and in this role has day-to-day responsibility for the quality of project delivery to clients, both in the context of specific projects and the client's overall strategic direction. The Assistant Manager is responsible for acting as a key contact with senior level clients and delivering high quality work, for developing and capturing intellectual capital and for supporting new or expanded business opportunities. Internally, Assistant Managers have the dual task of providing guidance and coverage for more junior consultants as well as insight and leverage for Senior Directors and Partners
Manages one or more client strategic sourcing engagements of moderate complexity independently consulting with Partners/Directors as appropriate.
Supports commercial aspects of any strategic sourcing engagement to achieve desired levels of Quality and profitability; including expected utilization and productivity targets.
Develops and maintains external networks, including peers in other organizations, KPMG alumni, global contacts, social contacts and existing clients.
Uses knowledge of KPMG s broad service offerings to actively generate new business opportunities.
Contributes towards the development of case studies, proposals, deliverables or other valuable strategic sourcing engagement knowledge. Ensures such knowledge is recorded appropriately to enable access and use by others within the firm.
Starts to specialize and contribute to a technical/practice area. Develops greater industry know ledge and continues to demonstrate credible know ledge of economic, political and market trends.
Maintains an awareness of market trends, competitor activity and products/services.
Completes professional qualification and technical training within required timescale (where applicable). Builds on professional qualification by undertaking relevant functional or sector specific training.
Executes projects to a level that meet member fir m s Quality standards within a commercial context.
Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
Partakes in review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.
People Management Responsibilities
Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals [if leading Engagement].
Meets KPMG deadlines throughout the Performance Development cycle for self and team [if Performance Manager] including; seeking quality feedback, goal-setting, providing input into engagement/project reviews, cascading ow n goals and regular conversations with apraisees and team members, to a standard expected under Open Performance Development.
[If Engagement/Performance Manager] effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and escalates appropriate.
Accurately charges time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered.
Starts to establish networks with clients and across relevant professional bodies and associations, and will participate in internal and external professional activities to develop this network.
Shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of know ledge resources
Embraces Global People Survey (GPS) and/or wider people focused actions and initiatives which drive cultural improvement across their local team(s).
Manages on boarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.
Performs other responsibilities and tasks as directed by the Manager In order to meet objectives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Bachelor degree in Economics and/or Management, or any related discipline.
Master degree in Economics and/or Management, or any related discipline.
Years of Experience
5 - 7 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
Strategy consulting firm.
In-house strategy functions of leading multinational companies.
Be able to demonstrate, draft, and deliver core consulting and problem solving skills including:
- Effective story boarding and story-telling skills
- Hypothesis development and validation
- Questionnaire development, client engagement, and delivery to stakeholders including Ministers, CXOs, and senior civil servants
- Natural presenter of ideas demonstrating and leading high impact presentations, workshops, and brainstorming sessions
Be able to grasp new areas of public sector issues rapidly with quick structuring of the broader concept
Develop new policy for social, economic and geo-political issues associated with the region especially technology, economy, social and security, and industrial sectors
Lead successful delivery of strategy development engagements with varied government and industrial stakeholders on the ground
Support the origination of high value added consulting opportunities and proposal efforts and converting these into projects
Develop new insights into the public sector domain and issues based on engagements and knowledge acquisition
Be able to develop deep analytical frameworks and tools to support policy development and transformation making them institutional
Support business development activities even outside of immediate industry/ content scope
Together with local market office leaders managing a team of more junior consultants
Solid problem-solving ability to exhibit lateral thinking
Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task
Good written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS office suite, knowledge of Alteryx and Tableau is an added advantage
Business Language Skills
Fluent written and spoken English essential.
Arabic Speaker is preferred.