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KPMG Associate Director, Strategic Research & Insights Elevation in Des Moines, Iowa

Business Title: Associate Director, Strategic Research & Insights Elevation

Requisition Number: 75350 - 29

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: IA

City: Des Moines


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director Strategic Research & Insights Elevation to join our Growth & Strategy organization.


  • Lead Strategic Projects and Research to support the US Chief Strategy Officer agenda

  • Develop quarterly trend report for key senior leadership constituencies (US Management Committee, Global Management Team, etc.)

  • Contribute to the team-wide signal monitoring process by synthesizing relevant data and identifying key trends and insights for specific topics

  • Contribute domain expertise for strategic sectors such as healthcare, fintech, insurance and strategic topics such as IoT, Blockchain, AI, ESG

  • Lead the Strategic Research & Insights Elevation workstream within the Strategic Insights Team - With market disruption accelerating, demand from US and Global leadership for research and insights related to emerging topics is increasing; lead key strategic projects such as market expansion/entry/exit, competitive deep dives, trend exploration (e.g., emerging technology, talent insights) and channel impactful insights to executive leaders

  • Coordinate the development of a quarterly trend report to inform key senior leadership constituencies of the most consequential strategic insights; translate relevant emerging trend inputs from across the team (and firm at large) into contextualized data-driven insight


  • Minimum of eight years of current and/or recent management consulting/strategy experience or experience in corporate innovation, new product/service development, or market research; client service experience strongly preferred

  • Master's degree (e.g., MBA) from an accredited college/university preferred

  • Strong project management, research, communication, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and lead discussions with senior leaders; be a broad strategic thinker with an interest and ability to work with a dynamic team across a wide range of technology, policy, social and economic issues

  • Proven ability to leverage data analysis techniques and tools to discern market patterns and generate actionable insights; strong ability to manage competing priorities

  • Self- starter with initiative, comfort with ambiguity and interest in being part of a fast paced, high impact team; willingness and ability to travel (Limited basis less than ten percent)

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link (http://xn--hvg/) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

At KPMG any employee, partner or contractor must be fully vaccinated or have a reasonable accommodation for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, or to work on or in association with a federal contract (unless prohibited by applicable law).

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