Market: industry value chain, and growth outlook, trends and drivers, growth inhibitors and challenges, competitive landscape, Porter's / PESTLE analysis, etc
Benchmarking: basic understanding of the role of support functions, salary benchmarking, cost benchmarking, and vendor assessment from a business perspective
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
Location Assessment: understanding of the demographic, socio-political and workforce enablers
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, data analysis and discussions, story-boarding, 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.)
Contribute to BU level initiatives / assist in executing tasks (e.g. training)
Essential skills required
Education / professional qualifications
The candidate must have 4 to 6 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 in team management (of 7-8 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.
Post Graduate (MBA / CFA / CA / M.Com. / PG in Economics)
Project and Team management exposure:
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
Handle a portfolio of various level of complexity — manage multiple project team members
Proficiency in MS-Office - Intermediate/Advanced MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint and MS-Word
Highly articulate with excellent communication and presentation skills (especially PowerPoint)
Experience in preparing reports, thought leaderships, media articles, industry landscapes, company analysis and regulatory updates
Ability to synthe qualitative and quantitative data quickly and draw meaningful insights
Primary/secondary research and benchmarking proficiency in using specialized databases and free sources
Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and sound business / commercial acumen
Adept at strategic frameworks such as SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, PESTLE, etc.
A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving; 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
Behavioral / team skills
Personal drive and positive work ethic to deliver results within tight deadlines and in demanding situations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Prioritization and effective time management skills