Management Consultant - People and Change

KPMG New Zealand, Auckland

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KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. We are looking for talented people who share our purpose of inspiring confidence and empowering change for our clients, our people and our communities.
The Consulting division of KPMG is a significant supplier of advisory and consulting services to clients.  Our advisors combine extensive knowledge of a wide variety of businesses and sectors to provide clients with a service which adds recognized value.  Consulting provides an exciting and challenging environment which enables our global specialist knowledge to offer our clients a wide variety of service lines.

Be Interested:

  • Your new role as a Management Consultant in People and Change at KPMG will include working with clients to support a focus on human capabilities and the attraction, development, motivation, retention and management of talent, to enable our clients to deliver on their organisational goals.
  • The key focus for the People and Change practice in 2019 is to support our clients with change management and culture journey capability. However, the team covers all people advisory services including leadership development, workforce transition and performance management.
  • People and Change is in growth mode at KPMG, providing a unique opportunity for you to not only work across all areas within People and Change, but also the opportunity to round out your skillset through the occasional project within other areas of Management Consulting. 

Be Exceptional:

  • Provide clients with change management and/or people advisory expertise to allow them to achieve their strategic or project aims
  • Negotiate and deliver on client expectations
  • Ensure customer and stakeholder satisfaction, enabling the development of change management and people advisory capability across a wide range of industries
  • Develop and monitor project plans, plan overall work requirements of an engagement, develop terms of reference for clients that outline objectives and key risks
  • Coordinate and direct assignments in a manner that meets client timelines, budget and outcome requirements
  • Identify and proactively respond to new business opportunities to provide added value to clients
  • Apply an awareness and understanding of the general business and economic environments in undertaking engagements
  • Assist with staff supervision, review and on the job coaching of staff on individual engagements
  • Contribute to the development and marketing of new products and services
  • Develop and build trusted relationships with our clients
  • Actively seek feedback from clients to ensure our service quality is maintained


  • Minimum 4-6 years of relevant practical change management or people advisory/consulting experience
  • Driven and enthusiastic with a 'can-do' attitude and a strong sense of ownership to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion 
  • Excellent problem solving and project management abilities
  • Demonstrated ability in business development or advisory
  • Experience in staff supervision/coaching
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the project team 
  • An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, client-facing team
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Proven written and oral communications skills and strong interpersonal skills
We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people nationwide.

About KPMG New Zealand

About Overview At KPMG, we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s why we’re passionate about helping New Zealand’s businesses succeed, the public sector to achieve more, and our communities to grow. This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being. What we do At KPMG we work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients – providing deep expertise that delivers real results. They trust us to deliver the kind of targeted advice, technical knowledge and industry insights that help them manage risk and embrace opportunities. Our nationwide team of 1,000+ professionals work with private businesses, publicly-listed companies, Government and public sector organisations, and not-for-profits. We provide professional services across Audit, Tax and Advisory. In addition, our Enterprise team works with SMEs and family-owned businesses with ambitions to grow. Our people are based in all the major centres, plus a number of key regions; including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Ashburton and Timaru. Locally-owned, globally-focused We’re proud to be the only ‘big 4’ partnership that’s New Zealand-owned – while also giving our clients access to the impressive depth of resources within KPMG’s global network. Worldwide, KPMG operates in 152 countries; employing 189,000 people in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (”KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. We believe in fuelling prosperity, for New Zealand, for all New Zealanders.

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