Roles and responsibilities

We are recruiting for a Team Leader in the Research and Benchmarking Team.

 Working as a Team Leader, your responsibilities will include:

  • Connect with research and benchmarking 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
  • Deals confidently with challenges by responding with a rationale to support their argument
  • 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%26amp;A history, competitive positioning, organization structure, key management, recent developments, SWOT, etc
  • 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:

  • 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


Technical skills:

  • 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
  • Effective team player
  • Ability to handle client communication
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