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Job description
Talent Manager – 18 month secondment / FTC
Department: People Function
Location: UK wide
Duration:18 month secondment / FTC

Role Purpose:

This role is an exciting opportunity for a talent management specialist with experience of working in complex, ambiguous and fast changing environments. The role holder will be required to have deep talent management experience and expertise, in both talent identification methodology and strategy, including leading talent management practices.

The role holder will lead on our key talent projects and implement strategies that will help to identify, develop and retain our talent. Demonstrating thought leadership and innovation to continuously improve our talent practices, to support the growth of our UK Firm and our people with inspiring careers.

This role requires the ability to manage and leverage relationships with key stakeholder groups (e.g. COOs, HR Leads, broader COEs across the People Function, People Leaders, Employee Business Forum) to collaboratively drive a culture where colleagues and the business have the best tools, insights and resources to successfully manage their talent.


  • Bringing external experiences and best practices, design and implement simple and effective talent identification solutions that enable the best performers and highest achievers to rise to the top.

  • Using your deep technical expertise, recommend improvements to talent processes that will have an actionable outcome, ensuring a colleague experience that is integrated with their development. This will require a sound understanding of all talent identification tools and of which tools are best utilised to identify what (competencies, preferences, traits, drivers, indicators of future potential, etc).

  • Design and implement a methodology to enable the identification of key talent and succession pools in readiness for participation in KPMG’s talent development programmes and future proof the skills required of our leaders of the future, to meet market needs.

  • Lead our annual talent identification process. Including, responsibility for co-creating and co-delivering the annual communication strategy for key talent messages with internal communications and ensuring support and guidance is provided to our leadership and stakeholders with regards to talent related activities. You will be used to collaborating closely across your CoE networks, and will leverage relationships in Learning to ensure all guidance is aligned to our competency framework and development solutions.

  • Proactively identify and design improvements to our talent identification and promotions practices, to make tangible progress against our firm’s diversity and inclusion targets.

  • Ensure that our data analytics outputs provide robust and insightful data which aids our leadership to understand gaps, development needs and also forecast future requirements.

  • Own the MyTalent system, maintain, monitor and build enhancements to the tool.

  • Own or participate in other talent projects that are part of the People Strategy priorities and require expertise and thought leadership to ensure they are simple, and easy to deploy/use.

  • Maintain continuous development of expert knowledge and understanding of talent management practices and external insights, that will help us shape our talent solutions. Develop strong internal and external networks, acting as an Ambassador to raise the profile of KPMG, promoting Our KPMG internally and externally.

Prior Experience Required:

  • Talent Management – deep SME experience and knowledge of talent management methodology and strategy.
  • Design and Development – significant hands-on experience in scoping, planning designing and developing talent solutions.
  • Impact/Evaluation – understand how to design/deliver solutions which transfer impact to the business and produce longer term results. Experience with tracking and reporting results. Awareness of measurement systems.
  • Communication – excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Proven SME skills and experience in talent related projects, including talent and succession pools and planning
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of talent identification methodologies
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and drive an agenda of change
  • Knowledge and understanding of career development and career pathing desirable
  • Ability to take the initiative, forward plan and find pragmatic solutions
  • Have strong networks and the ability to build relationships/networks quickly
  • Strong drive and resilience and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal skills combined with strong presentation skills
  • Flexible, consultative communications approach
  • Must be professional and discrete
  • Pro-active and results oriented approach
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working through it
  • Possesses strong analytical skills to synthesise issues and provide value added insight, with latitude to resolve issues
  • Able to work strategically as well as ‘hands-on’
  • Demonstrated commitment to on-going personal development

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