Innovation Hub Manager

Wellington /
Digital Lighthouse – Digital Lighthouse /
Permanent Full-Time
/ Hybrid
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.

'KPMG Digital Lighthouse is comprised of several specialist chapters who combine to design, deliver and operate cutting edge digital solutions on a variety of architectures, supporting our cross-sector clients to digitally transform their organisations and thrive on a global scale. We are a passionate, inclusive and supportive team who care about our clients, our people and the work we do. Join us today and accelerate your digital career with KPMG.

The Opportunity:

    • We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced consultant with a background in running innovation lab sessions, design thinking skills, technical and digital knowledge to join our team as the Innovation Hub Manager.
    • In this role, you will be responsible for driving innovation and digital transformation across our business, by designing and facilitating high-profile innovation and collaboration sessions and events, developing and managing executive level client sponsor relationships, and coaching members of the Innovation Hub team.

Day to day you will:

    • In this role, you will have three main goals: to lead stakeholders through a unique experience, driving insight, acceleration, genuine transformation breakthroughs and ultimately, performance; to bring innovation to the core of our business; and to drive the use of digital on engagements by helping people across the firm to deliver client solutions with a digital mindset.
    • As the Innovation Hub Manager, you will play a critical role in driving the strategic development of our Innovation Hub. This includes our approach to scoping, design, and delivery, as well as actively promoting the Innovation Hub and increasing its visibility across the organisation.
    • You will be responsible for identifying opportunities to embed innovation services into KPMG divisions, ensuring that our firm stays at the forefront of the latest trends and technologies. With your expertise and leadership, you will help to drive innovation and digital transformation across our business and to our clients, unlocking new opportunities for growth and success.

What you'll bring to our team:

    • To be successful in this role, you will need to have a bachelor's degree in a technical or business field such as Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Business Administration, Marketing or similar,
    • 8+ years of experience in consulting or a similar role.
    • Experience in running innovation labs/sessions, designing and delivering virtual, hybrid and face to face client-facing workshops or events,
    • Have a digital mindset and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Able to work effectively with cross-functional teams to translate business issues into potential solutions.
If you have a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn, innovate and challenge the status quo by introducing new ideas and concepts to the team and to KPMG as a business, we want to hear from you. Apply today to join our team and make a difference in driving innovation and digital transformation across our business and clients.

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

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
—   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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