Māori Sector Driver

Auckland or Hamilton /
Shared Services – Shared Services /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
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.
In order to deliver on our purpose and vision, the firm must attract, develop and retain great people and clients, whilst continuing to build on our brand and reputation in the market place.
Driving our New Zealand sectors is a key element of the Firm’s strategy to maintain growth and embed a winning KPMG Way culture, based on people’s mindset, skillset and discipline. In particular, our Sector Drivers support our key sector growth strategy, to be #1 or #2 in our key sectors.

The Opportunity:

    • The purpose of this position is two-fold. Firstly, it is to bring a Māori lens to how we help our clients solve their complex challenges. Secondly, it is to help support our organisation to better understand and engage with Māori clients and how it is both similar to and different from mainstream business and organisations. 
    • This role will take a strong interest in staying up to date with what is happening in the Māori sector and wider market (through research, data, market connections) to identify insights of value to our clients. They will work with peers who serve other sectors to share insights and practice in the spirit of meaningful collaboration. In particular, there will be a need to work closely with the Agribusiness, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Government sectors. 
    • This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced industry professional, with an existing, relevant and strong personal network. You will have the gravitas to build and maintain strong working relationships with board members, key C-suite and senior management, across the iwi tribal and commercial entities, trust and incorporations and other Māori entities and within KPMG
    • Our ideal candidate will be innovative, curious and be prepared to bring creativity to developing and iterating approaches that take account of the nuance of, and are suited to, Māori sector clients. This is an opportunity to bring new thinking to KPMG and the sector. 

Day to day you will:

    • Work closely with the Māori National Industry Leader to determine and implement the sector strategy plans and goals
    • Support Client Lead Partners in managing sector relationships while developing or extending new and existing relationships across the Maori sector
    • Act as a constructive 'go-to' sector expert to coach, develop and support staff in the delivery of services so that KPMG can meet its obligations to clients
    • Be responsible for sector reporting and ensuring the availability and integrity of the underlying data and fit for decision making reporting
    • Advise Māori Sector clients and ensuring those clients have access to the support available from within KPMG required to fulfil their business aims and objectives.
    • Be client or user centric in your approach so you are better positioned to understand client needs and work within KPMG to shape approaches to resolving client matters to their satisfaction.
    • Manage any sector projects and co-ordinate resource to deliver in full, on time and within budget, working across stakeholder groups
    • Work with our Clients and Markets team and our Pou Ahurea to ensure the internal support is pointed to the needs of the sector
    • Connect in with multipliers that support Māori businesses, organisations and customers including relevant banking, legal, government and philanthropic organisations
    • Depending on your skillset, there is the opportunity to influence the development of products and services to meet the needs of the market

What you'll bring to our team:

    • A strong network with Māori businesses and organisations throughout Aotearoa and be confident working with Māori clients and in Māori settings
    • 8+ years’ experience and relevant qualifications relevant to your specific area of practice and a proven track record in delivering successful business development outcomes
    • A solution oriented and committed to continuous improvement of self, systems and processes in pursuit of personal and business outcomes
    • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills that enable you to prioritise and focus on maximizing the impact toward agreed strategy, goals and plans
    • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
    • Desire to take responsibility, ownership and demonstrate accountability
    • Experience in product and service development and innovation is a bonus
    • A basic understanding of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori will be an advantage

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 KPMGAccessibilityNetwork@kpmg.co.nz

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 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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