Strategy Consultant

Hamilton or Tauranga /
Private Enterprise – Enterprise Advisory /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
KPMG New Zealand is part of the international KPMG network and is one of the world's leading professional services organisations. We provide audit, tax, and advisory services to private individuals, SMEs, multi-nationals, and Government agencies.
KPMG is focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand. By prosperity we mean shared wealth and lasting wellbeing for all New Zealanders. We believe that by helping New Zealand’s enterprises succeed, the public sector to do better, and our communities to grow, our country will also succeed and prosper.  This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being.

The opportunity:

    • Our business advisors in Private Enterprise help privately owned businesses reach their goals. Our clients range from subsidiaries of international companies to privately owned New Zealand businesses. From family trusts and high net worth individuals, Government and local government entities, to retail/manufacturers/import distributors and personal investment portfolios.
    • These roles will focus on supporting the business strategy and performance improvement services we deliver to private businesses. We are a small team of dedicated specialists working with businesses making their most important decisions.
    • 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!

Day to day you will:

    • Work largely with clients in the $5-20million turnover range (sometimes up to $100mill plus) across a range of sectors
    • Carry out research and data collection to understand our clients and their industries;
    • Interview and gather insights from client's employees, management team, customers, and other stakeholders;
    • Help facilitate workshops with clients;
    • Conduct analysis to identify issues, form hypotheses and suggest solutions;
    • Prepare insightful presentations to communicate findings to clients and motivate change;
    • Provide administrative and project management support for the team.
    • Leverage business network to develop opportunities for new engagements

What you'll bring to our team:

    • Relevant tertiary qualification
    • Ideally 3+ years’ relevant work experience
    • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, well-structured presentation writing skills, interpersonal skills and organisational skills.
    • Knowledge of and experience applying strategic planning and structured thinking conceptual models
    • Understanding and experience in any of the following will be advantageous: Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Design Thinking, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Process Improvement, Project Management, Management Consulting.
    • Medium to advanced Excel financial modelling and/or quantitative analysis skills
    • Proposal-writing experience
    • Demonstrated commercial acumen
    • Advanced PowerPoint skills
    • A passion for helping businesses to grow, an ability to engage productively with senior business leaders, a strong achievement drive, an ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

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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