KPMG, PR Manager - TMT & Transport

Any of: London; Reading; Bristol; Birmingham; Manchester; Edinburgh
30 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Service Line Information

Corporate Affairs is responsible for the voice, footprint and reputation of the firm. The team have responsibility to create and deliver value for our clients and our people by using our deep experience and expertise across communications both internal and external, our public affairs voice with government and other public bodies and engage our people and our clients in our commitment to corporate responsibly.

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

Please note we are flexible on location, this role can be based at either one of the following offices; London, Reading, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester or Edinburgh.

This is an exciting role leading on amplifying the firm’s technology offerings, from AI to cyber security, and working with senior leaders at KPMG to produce and deliver a coordinated strategy that builds our profile in both the national and trade media.

The successful candidate will also manage the PR strategy for the firm’s busy media and telecoms and transport teams.

This will involve engaging with a range of stakeholders both within KPMG and externally to deliver proactive PR campaigns, building relationships with key members of the trade and national media; and being sensitive to emerging risks. 

This role sits within the Public Relations team, which is part of the Corporate Affairs function at KPMG. The team manages the firm’s relationship with the media and other external stakeholders: proactively pitching stories in line with the firm’s strategic priorities and managing reactive risk issues and public interest in the firm.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead and deliver a creative PR strategy for technology (including digital transformation, AI, cyber, CIO advisory) that is aligned to the firm’s commercial objectives.
  • Work with our senior stakeholders across TMT and transport to deliver positive press coverage and protect the firm’s brand.
  • Communicate confidently with a range of senior stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrate sound news judgment and media handling, excellent contacts and the ability to use initiative on a wide variety of issues and topics.
  • The successful candidate will also live, and be an advocate of, the KPMG values.

Qualifications and Skills 

  • A background in a relatable PR role either in agency or in-house
  • Experience in technology PR is desirable
  • Experience of managing senior stakeholders
  • An ability to manage many competing demands and to prioritise effectively
  • A familiarity with, or willingness to learn about, the issues affecting KPMG and our clients
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – able to tailor style and approach for different audiences
  • An understanding of our key media audiences and how to engage with them
  • Experience of managing risk
  • The ability to manage media relations within a services environment

Our Deal

If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally. 

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible Working

While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG. 

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals.

We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment.

This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies.

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