Head of Innovation & Deployment

KPMG International Cooperative

Head of Innovation & Deployment


KPMG International Cooperative, Aberdeen

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: f56c4a42838949a3b6500c31d57725f7

Full Job Description

We're looking for an experienced technology leader to join the Audit technology leadership team.

The head of Innovation and Deployment will oversee both the product lifecycle and deployment of technology solutions to the Audit business.

The individual will be responsible for researching new and emerging technology that could impact the audit business and using this knowledge and collaboration within the global organisation to shape a technology roadmap that aligns to the audit strategy.

The individual will oversee a team of product portfolio leads who will ultimately deliver on the technology roadmap.

The individual will lead the development and delivery of a technology deployment roadmap that aligns to business needs and ensures auditors get the most from the technology available to them, delivering the return on technology related investment spend.

The individual will report to the Audit Chief Technology Officer and work alongside other members of the Audit Technology leadership team, and will have a combination of directors and senior managers reporting to them.


  • Lead a team of product portfolio owners, shaping the strategic roadmaps and priorities within these portfolios.

  • Oversight of horizon scanning within the Audit business, ensuring emerging technology trends are identified and capitalised on.

  • Oversight of a programme of work (linked to our Audit Quality Plan) related to technology usage in the business.

  • Lead the development of an Audit technology deployment roadmap, taking into account individual product roadmaps and the needs of the Audit business.

  • Oversee the monitoring & reporting on technology usage levels, tracking progress against key KPIs and identifying and implementing actions to increase usage levels.

  • Work closely with the Head of Audit Technology & Solutions to ensure that the technology deployment roadmap is executed according to robust product roadmaps and high quality software development practices.

    Extensive experience in a technology product-oriented field.

  • Strong technical skills, including experience overseeing end to end technology product lifecycles including ideation, business analysis, software development, deployment and support.

  • Strong understanding of product lifecycle management and experience deploying technology solutions to a complex and regulated business.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

  • Experience in managing and influencing senior stakeholders.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, fluid situations and a highly pressured environment.

  • Ability & willingness to travel when necessary.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to manage a budget and resources.

  • People & Culture
  • Embrace and embed our culture ambition of high challenge, high support which is grounded in Our Values.

  • Operate with a curious and sceptical mindset ensuring that this is embedded in your everyday work.

  • Actively lead and embed a coaching culture to get the best out of others in an environment where everyone in the team feels empowered to speak up or challenge where appropriate.

  • Be inclusive and embrace the opportunity to work with other teams within Audit and across the firm in an integrated way.

  • Have a sense of community, purpose, and fun.