Management Consultant - Private Business

Auckland /
Private Enterprise – Enterprise Advisory /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
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 private business 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.

KPMG’s Enterprise Advisory management consultants are focused on helping New Zealand’s private businesses succeed and our communities to grow.  In doing so, we believe we will help our country also succeed and prosper.  This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being.

The experience we want our KPMG whānau to have is anchored in our purpose of ‘Fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity’ or ‘Tītokona tō tātou tōnuitanga, mō Aotearoa, mō tātou’. We are proud of our reputation for values-driven behaviour that guides our actions and defines what it means to work at and be part of KPMG.  

The opportunity:

    • Our Enterprise Advisory management consultants help private businesses and organisations reach their goals. Our clients are leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries of subsidiaries of international companies, family-owned New Zealand businesses, for-purpose organisations, and small to medium enterprises, with ambitions to grow and create enduring impact.
    • We are a small team of dedicated specialists working with businesses and organisations making their most important decisions.  Our services traverse a wide range of business areas from corporate strategy through to operational implementation, all with a focus on lifting commercial performance.
    • We are seeking a junior up-and-coming superstar to help deliver business strategy and performance improvement services. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing high performing team that will support private business clients in making their most important strategic decisions and build their capability to deliver shareholder value and enduring impact.
    • The primary focus of this role is to support our engagement leads in delivering services that help private business clients solve their complex challenges. To be successful in this role you will be motivated by the opportunity to work across a wide range of commercial issues and industries. You will be an organised go-getter with a high work ethic, a curious mindset, and a hunger to continually grow your knowledge and sharpen your skills.  You thrive on learning new things at pace, relish working in dynamic and ambiguous environments. You will be equally comfortable plugging away at technical analysis ‘behind the scenes’, as well as being ‘on the frontline’ engaging with a diverse range of people and personalities.
    • We operate a diverse, fun, and varied working environment where lateral thinking, sharp commercial acumen, and confidence working with ambiguity in a fast-paced manner will stand you in good stead. No 2 days are the same!

    • This role will involve national travel to meet the needs of engagement delivery and we offer a flexible working policy. However please note that our current focus is on candidates who are willing to be based in Auckland for this role. 

Day to day you will:

    • Work largely with private business clients in the $5-100million turnover range across a range of sectors;
    • Support engagement leads in delivery of engagements with clients, ranging from Board and C-suite through to owner-operators;
    • Support design and delivery of workshop with clients;
    • Capture and synthesise workshop content (notes, data, workshop outputs) into meaningful insights and reports that support engagement needs;
    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to help identify issues and form hypotheses;
    • Support preparation of insightful presentations to communicate findings to clients and motivate change;
    • Support business development activities
    • Provide administrative and project management support for the team.

What you'll bring to our team:

    • Relevant tertiary qualification
    • Ideally 1-3 years’ relevant work experience
    • A passion for helping private businesses grow and confidence engaging with senior business leaders
    • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and organisational skills.
    • Problem solver, strategic and innovative thinker
    • Solution-oriented and committed to continuous improvement of self, systems, and processes in pursuit of personal and business outcomes
    • A strong achievement drive, with a curious mindset and an ability to grasp new concepts quickly.
    • Knowledge of strategic planning and structured thinking conceptual models
    • Experience in any of the following will be advantageous: Strategy, Export, Finance, Marketing, Business Process Improvement, Business Transformation, Project Management, Management Consulting, Capability Development/Adult Learning, Business Model Design, Target Operating Model, Change Management, Governance
    • Sound verbal communication, presentation, or facilitation skills
    • Strong written communication skills, with proposal writing experience being advantageous
    • Medium to advanced Excel financial modelling and/or quantitative analysis skills
    • Advanced PowerPoint skills
    • Appreciation of Te ao Māori or experience working within a Māori context would be advantageous.

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. 

If you encounter accessibility barriers or if you have access needs and require support to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please phone Georgia Davies on 04 816 4598 or email

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
— A technology starter pack to get your 'home hub' set up
— 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
—   Unlimited 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 leave to support you and your family in the recovery from COVID-19, 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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