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Senior Project Manager

KPMG New Zealand is part of the international KPMG network, one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. We provide audit, tax, and advisory services to individuals, SMEs, not-for-profit organisations, multi-nationals and government agencies.
Our people experience is anchored in a clearly articulated purpose of ‘Fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity’ and our contribution to the shared wealth and lasting well-being for all New Zealanders. In order to deliver this, we must attract, develop and retain the very best people and create a workplace environment in which everyone is able to flourish.  We are proud of our reputation for values-driven behaviour that guide our actions and defines what it means to work at and be part of KPMG.  We believe in Integrity – We do what is right; Excellence – We never stop learning and improving; Courage – We think and act boldly; Together – We respect each other and draw strength from our differences; and For Better – We do what matters.
The ITS mission statement of “We’re becoming a future-ready digital business, building the technology & A.I. foundation for our multi-disciplinary firm to drive our growth and trust agenda” is central to delivering the technology & A.I. foundation for the Firm’s 5-year strategy. The ITS team is made up of five core pillars: Technology Operations including service desk, Data and Digital including artificial intelligence, Applications, Security and Projects. These pillars are designed and expected to work together to deliver on the ITS mission statement. 

The opportunity:

  • The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of high value projects and initiatives to assist KPMG to become more efficient, cost effective, agile and competitive. This includes identification of appropriate initiatives, developing business cases and managing the delivery of projects and initiatives through project teams resourced via appropriate internal and contracted resources. Strong relationships across the organisation and the ability to ask the right questions are key to identify opportunities and understand requirements.

Day to day you will:

  • Deliver projects, execution to timelines, milestones and budget.
  • Work on etailed project planning, spend, approvals and management of related project documentation.
  • Identify and manage ITS and business resources required to achieve delivery.
  • Be in charge of project reporting and communication with sponsors, owners and ITS leadership (including broader stakeholder management).
  • Manage the operationalisation process post execution of a project (intoservice/application support).
  • Manage/support business owner in the business case development process (Assessment & Discovery as per best practice guidelines)
  • Make contributions to project quality management, governance and development of the project practice (incl. testing in accordance with the Test Management Framework).
  • Tailor project management approach and activities depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
  • Deliver benefit realisation workshops/plans & manage benefits measurement/reporting through the project (set up post project reporting).
  • Manage technically complex projects (including the ability to support design, architectural, testing, tech. requirements delivery).

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Strong technical project management skillset and experience.
  • Professional services experience is highly beneficial, as this role can lead to challenges with a steep learning curve.
  • Project Management Professional in Portfolio Management (PMP) or Prince2.
  • Other certifications as per areas of interest / specialty such as Risk or Agile.
  • Sound capability across all PMBOK knowledge areas, including risk management, communications, project procurement and stakeholder management.
  • Experience and understanding delivering effective change management andorganisational change.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills, a skilled communicator with excellent financial management.
  • Ability to develop & facilitate innovative business solutions, (negotiation,communication, influencing skills).
  • High integrity and ability to build trust and deliver on priorities.
  • Excellent problem solving and research abilities.
  • Strong relationship management and influencingskills.
  • Active listening, persuading and influencing, informal presentation, conflict resolution,informal group facilitation.
Recruitment Agencies: The recruitment for this role is being managed directly by the KPMG Talent Acquisition team. We will contact our preferred agency partners if we require agency assistance. Thank you for your understanding.
Life at KPMG
KPMG values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for roles, including individuals with a disability, additional mental health needs, chronic health conditions or who identify as neurodivergent. 
For disabled and neurodiverse candidates, if you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Yenge on 04 816 4598 or email [email protected]
We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a holistic range of benefits to support your life balance, whatever your circumstance. We want you to do Work That Matters, Thrive and Grow and know that you Belong here with us, at KPMG. 
As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:
—  Access to the firm’s annual incentive scheme
—  Opportunities for local and international secondments
—  Hybrid working across a mix of office, client and home hubs to recognise that people have individual circumstances and preferences when it comes to where and how they work
— The ability to work from overseas and extend time connecting with friends and family outside New Zealand
—  Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
—  Gender-neutral support for all stages of the parental journey, including access to 18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents
—   A paid professional association membership of your choice
—   Digital accreditations through our partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees
—   A wide-range of special offers and discounts on insurances, banking services, and lifestyle goods and services
—   The support, allyship and opportunity to join our many Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Affinity networks, including the Kiwa, Pride, Ethnicity, Accessibility and Wahine groups
—  The opportunity to participate in Green Team activities, as we work toward reducing the firm’s environmental footprint and become carbon zero by 2030
—  An invitation to join your local Social club and enjoy events aimed at bringing people together for social, sporting, cultural, family and fundraising activities
—  Paid time off for volunteering and involvement in citizenship activities
—  An array of health and wellness benefits such as free flu vaccinations, subsidised sporting events, free confidential counselling services, additional 5 days of Wellbeing leave to support you and your family’s overall health and wellness, access to our Wellbeing portal with an extensive range of advice and resources and much much more!
We believe that diversity of background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and communities. Our goal is to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability. Further info can be found on our website.
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