Manager – KPMG Ignition


Overview You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better consultant, no matter what you do. When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 219,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 147 countries. With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this. The opportunity : Our Vancouver team is looking for a Solution Champion who is energized by disruptive change and digital transformation to join KPMG Ignition at a Manager level ! KPMG Ignition is our innovation advisory offering support to various clients’ in exploring the art of the possible and build leading-edge solutions. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop new solutions. We utilize exponential technologies, human-centered design principles and business model innovations to unpack core business challenges and help clients seize opportunities in an era of rapid and disruptive change. This role could be a great fit if you: Are driven to help clients solve meaningful challenges and build impactful solutions that “move the needle” for both business and society; Thrive in an entrepreneurial setting; Are invested in innovation, strategy, and emerging “exponential” tech; Are a natural storyteller and skilled communicator across various mediums and are confident interacting with clients. A career within KPMG Ignition will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients innovate their business models, design strategy, as well as explore and implement emerging technology solutions. As a core member of our team, you will be working with a diverse team supporting local business leaders across industries ripe for disruption. Be part of a team working at the intersection of innovation and business. At KPMG we continue to be a virtual first work environment; however, this role is required to be located in Vancouver, BC. The team looks forward to representing KPMG and growing our practice locally through industry events and client meetings when safe to do so. Find out more about KPMG Ignition . #LI-Hybrid What you will doAs a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Participating in discovery sessions with senior level executives and KPMG leaders to define the clients’ specific needs and challenges; Leading the Ignition team in designing and delivering impactful client workshops; Shaping client opportunities based on needs defined in KPMG Ignition sessions; Engaging in ongoing training and professional development to build and refine skills in Design Thinking, business strategy and new venture development; Championing your own growth trajectory and learning interests to deepen your understanding of relevant trends, tech stacks and innovation strategies; Being an advocate and representative of KPMG Ignition within the KPMG network. Drive the planning, strategy, and growth of the Ignition offering in Vancouver and across KPMG Canada. During peak periods business needs may require working beyond regular work hours to fulfill the accountabilities required for your role/ project. Likewise, KPMG recognizes and supports a culture of flexibility for you to devote to personal matters during business hours. What you bring to the roleWe will look to you to bring a blend of knowledge, training, and experience, including: Required skills and experience: Entrepreneurial orientation, including a desire to create new business and offerings; 5+ years of consulting experience in a strategic role with a reputable Professional Services, Consulting or Advisory Firms and/or other organizations (including start-ups); Strong experience with innovation methodologies and user-centric design principles; Structured problem-solving skills and logical thinking, as well as ability to develop and present new ideas and conceptualize new approaches and solutions; Demonstrated project leadership skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and requests under tight timelines. Comfort operating in a cross functional organization setting and managing projects to success. Experience with workshop facilitation and application of creative storytelling to craft a compelling story that resonates with our client’s business needs; Ability to work independently and collaboratively to inspire confidence and deliver creative action on projects/deliverables; Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal, including effective storytelling, presentation, and facilitation skills with attention to detail; A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or equivalent education. Desired experience, certifications, and abilities: A Master of Business Administration, other post-graduate studies, or professional affiliations is preferred; Demonstrated data literacy including an understanding of data and analytics tools and disciplines (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, etc.) is a nice to have; Design Thinking certification or professional training. What makes you stand out: You are motivated and a self-starter that takes initiative and takes the time to understand what is expected of them. You can work independently with varying degrees of supervision and understand the level of communication required to keep your team and clients’ informed, while asking for help when you need support; You are comfortable with dealing with and working through ambiguity to scope and determine the ideal path to project outputs; You are a problem solving, solution-oriented person that applies and analytical mindset to your engagements and activities; You are an excellent communicator, both verbally and written, with the ability to deliver professional communications, presentations, reports and documentation. You are aware of your areas of improvement and open to mentorship and professional development; You are team-oriented and thrive in working within a collaborative environment and bring a desire for – and orientation towards – team mentorship. Don’t Check all the Boxes? KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified candidates. The above is a description of the ideal blend of knowledge and skills. If you meet most, but not all of the requirements and are a growth-focused professional who isn’t standing still when it comes to learning, we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t check all the boxes. Why Choose KPMG? Making the right career choice is important, finding the right company is essential to your personal and professional growth. Learn more about where a life and a career at KPMG can take you. Our Values, The KPMG WayIntegrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters KPMG is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, KPMG complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. KPMG’s COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to or are required to attend a KPMG office in the course of their duties. As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment. KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For general recruitment-related inquiries, please contact the HR Delivery Centre at [email protected] . If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected] or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778.