Team Leader, KGS Research

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Title Team Leader, KGS Research
Categories Full Time, KPMG
Hiring Company KPMG
Location Bangalore
Job Information

About KPMG:

KPMG is a leading professional services firm comprising over 174,000 professionals who work together to deliver value in more than 155 countries through in-depth industry insights in Audit, Tax & Advisory. The firm recorded more than USD 24.4 billion in revenues in 2015. The position in discussion is with the RAK; Research, Analysis & Knowledge Division (KGS), which is KPMG’s global delivery center and is an integral part of the firm’s strategy to enhance innovation, build scalability, and improve profitability, globally.

Roles and Responsibilities:

We are recruiting for a Team Leader in the Research, Team. Working as a Team Leader in this team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Connect with research users (advisors from KPMG member firms across the world) to understand project objectives, scope, and deliverables Manage available staff resources and secure additional resource as required.
  • Effectively manage the request intake process including participating in project scoping calls to clarify understanding and prepare a detailed project scope document capability.
    Conceive, design and execute secondary research on: Deals confidently with challenges by responding with a rationale to support their argument

– Company: business model, segments, revenue model, strategy, issues / challenges, M&A history, competitive positioning, organization structure, key management, recent developments, SWOT, etc.

– High job volume.

–Market: industry value chain, size and growth outlook, trends and drivers, growth inhibitors and challenges, competitive landscape, Porter’s / PESTLE analysis, etc.

– Financials: broad analysis of income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, ratios, segment performance, etc.

–Competitors: comparative performance of companies on financial and operational KPIs, relative strengths and weaknesses, etc.

  • Drive the analysis of the above to draw key insights; map a company’s strategy and pain points to KPMG’s services, in order to advise the practitioners on possible business development opportunities /scope; deliver insights on client engagements; etc.
  • Articulate findings through visually appealing / appropriate frameworks and in a clear, concise, and grammatically correct business English (both written and verbal)
  • Ensure effective presentation of client deliverables – prepare client ready presentations that are well structured, logical and clear to understand
  • Guide Senior Analysts (SA) and Business Associates (BA) across each stage of projects – from communicating client requirements, scoping and work allocation, to continuous supervision and review across secondary research, analysis and discussions, story-lining, and preparing deliverables
  • Ensure highest quality (for self and team members output) and on-time delivery for all the projects.
  • Independently handle multiple projects, with minimal supervision from Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Provide on-the-job and other classroom-based training (technical/databases) to SAs and BAs, and implement regular feedback mechanism
  • Work collaboratively with onshore KPMG teams in the development of and delivery of presentations and key findings
  • Drive the team’s operations (staffing, MI, etc.) and key initiatives (such as training, team get together, BD collaterals, etc.)

Essential skills required:

Education / professional qualifications:

Should be with Post Graduate qualification (MBA / CFA / CA / M.Com. / PG in Economics)

Must have 3.5 to 5.5 years of relevant experience in a similar role, particularly in a professional services firm / third-party KPO / specialized research houses, or research divisions of investment banks; Prior Experience:

  • Prior experience in team management (of 2-4 juniors for 2-3 years) – ability to identify team members’ strengths, development areas and training needs, effectively allocating work, providing feedback, etc.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and sound business acumen.
  • Experience of working on disruptive technology concepts (such as cloud computing, big data, consumerization of IT), fundamentals of the hardware and software industry, and/or telecom concepts (regulatory environment, the telecom ecosystem, spectrum holding patterns, shift in telco strategy, value-added, non-voice services, enterprise services, etc.) and/or the localized media landscape

- Understanding of challenges and growth drivers for the sector and have a view on their implications
- Experience in preparing reports, thought leaderships, media articles, industry landscapes, company analysis and regulatory updates
- Experience of working within a dynamic environment across different time zone

  • Prior experience in project scoping, effort estimate, project work planning, team handling, staffing, providing feedback, etc.
  • Credible record of operating as an independent contributor and also working as part of a team during larger projects
  • High problem solving skills; ability to drive through to an outcome in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity#
  • Ability to assess technical information to distill key strategic insights and convey these succinctly, clearly and confidently, verbally and in written form
  • Produce professional, neat and client-ready power point presentations and excel worksheets
  • Team player; self-driven and ability to work independently

Technical skills:
Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and sound business / commercial acumen

Behavioral / team skills

  • Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player; self-driven and ability to work independently

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