Assistant Manager - People Consulting (Corps BCM/OD)

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Service Line Information

In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors. 

In People and Change we specialise in organisational development, talent management, behavioural change management and optimising the HR function.

Service Line Group

People Consulting

Job Description


People & Change Overview

People and Change is an integral part of KPMG’s Management Consultancy practice and a growing part of our business. This team help to transform the performance of organisations by changing the way people are led, managed and developed. We do this by focusing on two key areas – delivering the people agenda on large scale, complex, transformational change programmes and transforming the HR function. 

We have 5 key capabilities that work across the sectors:

  • Behavioural Change Management
  • Human Resources Optimisation
  • Organisation Design for Performance
  • Talent Management
  • Workforce Intelligence

Role Description

We are seeking talented individuals with experience of Organisational Design (OD) and/or Behavioural Change Management (BCM) to join our growing Corporates, Business to Business (B2B) team, working closely with clients across Energy, Industrial Manufacturing, Life Sciences and the Aerospace & Defence. 

Candidates should have experience and proficiency relevant to a number of our OD and BCM areas (e.g. deep practical expertise across 1-2 of the following)

Organisational Design (OD)

  • Delivery Experience– strong experience in the delivery of Organisational Design projects.
  • State it – including: articulation of client context, strategy, value chain and aspirations.
  • Shape it – including: collation of baseline and analysis, design principles and future state options.
  • See it – including: detailed design, workforce transition strategy and role impact assessment.
  • Sustain it – including: Rollout workforce transition plan, manage future state organisation go-live and monitor effectiveness of future state organization design
  • OD to TOM integration – It is highly desirable to have experience of deploying OD methods in an end to end Target Operating Model design.

Behavioural Change Management (BCM)

  • Delivery Experience– strong experience in the delivery of BCM projects.
  • Make it Known – including: business case for change, culture assessment, stakeholder analysis, change risk assessment, comms & engagement strategy,
  • Make it Real – including: change impact assessment, training needs analysis, change leadership, change approach and plan
  • Make it Happen – including: business readiness assessment, drive change interventions and organisational alignment, measure change
  • Make it Stick – including: sustain change, align Talent and HR policies and measure outcomes against vision
  • BCM in Transformation – Experience of delivering BCM as part of a business or functional transformation is highly desired. BCM in support of technology implementation is also desired.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Project manage client work and/or manage a single workstream within a more complex change programme
  • Manage a small team of consultants, likely to include a mix of onshore and offshore team members
  • Work closely with the client project manager and team members to successfully deliver project outcomes
  • Provide specialist and technical input and review of others’ inputs in the design and development of project deliverables
  • Contribute to OD/BCM business development. This may include working with key account teams to scope opportunities or help to develop proposals to meet client requirement

Required Skill and Qualifications
Our candidates should have strong commercial acumen, hunger to learn and develop and be able to thrive in a really fast paced working environment.

  • Degree educated or equivalent is preferred
  • Proven relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work well within ambiguity
  • Qualifications such as CIPD, Occupational psychology, MBA, Prince2 and caching would be beneficial but not essential
  • Candidates will require excellent communication skills both in writing and orally, and strong familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office packages. .


Recognising and Motivating you

If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally. 

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Intelligent Working

While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands. 

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG. 

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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