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KPMG Manager, National Creative Services, 16-month contract in Toronto, Ontario


At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

At KPMG, you’ll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

The National Creative team develops all the firm’s visual design solutions for both internal use and external initiatives which are led by the National Marketing directors for our functions and industries. These include but are not limited to New Brand development and KPMG firmwide brand guidance, National campaigns, Creative strategy, Digital & Multimedia, Business collateral and Event design to name a few. Any print or digital materials produced by our firm nationally are developed by our Creative team. All ideation, consultation and conceptual development are part of the core foundation of this team’s mandate. We help strengthen KPMG’s brand reputation in the public eye and ensure we stand out from the competition. Our visual solutions help to communicate our message in a clear, compelling way which in turn ultimately helps to provide knowledge and insights to both our current and potential future clients.

What you will do

  • Acts as a trusted advisor and brand ambassador for the creative team, while remaining flexible and adaptable in order toexecute on high priority projects for our internal clients

  • Collaborate with internal clients to develop innovative solutions from scoping, conceptualization, production, quality assurance to final launch

  • Execute larger tiered initiatives and campaigns to build image, drive differentiation and in turn generate sales leads across KPMG’s various functions

  • Manage project deliverables for the creative team and mentor members by providing guidance on any issues or queries related to relationship management, creative direction or project timelines

  • Provide feedback on Creative concepts and review artwork where needed

  • Ensure high standards for all deliverables, including mandates around brand compliance

  • Drive and facilitate training and development plans for our team, ensuring there is continuous learning and growth

  • Triaging and vetting new Creative requests and ensuring they are following our SLAs and intake requirements

  • Managing the team pipeline and ensuring that workload is balanced fairlyand new requests are assigned to team members based on capacity and skillset

  • Working with stakeholders to offer alternative solutions when a request is out of scope for the team

  • Acting as a mentor and performance manager to a small team of designers

  • Continue to build and share knowledge around best practices by staying informed and champion for our SLAs and any new process’ being implemented

  • Act as main liaison between our internal clients and third-party vendors to make sure end results are high quality outputs, consistent with KPMG’s brand

  • Create a positive and collaborative culture for the team that exhibits high performance

What you bring to the role

  • 7+ years’ experience in a marketing professional services, and/or creative agency environment

  • Post-Secondary Education in Graphic Design or relevant field

  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a partnership culture.

  • Experience in conceptualization, solution development, campaign execution and client relationship management

  • Proficient in Adobe CC (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and basic After Effects, Premium Pro understanding.

  • Expertise in MS Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook. Comfortable in PC environment

  • Experience with storyboarding and basic knowledge on video editing and animation with a digital first approach

  • Basic to intermediate working knowledge of motion graphics and custom animations

  • Knowledge of creative, social and web design, consistently bringing innovative solutions and delivering client service excellence

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to clearly explain design concepts and solutions. Open to collaboration and constructive feedback

  • Provenproblem-solving skills, detail oriented, ability to perform under pressure

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in a fast-paced environment

  • Previous people or team management experience

  • Knowledge of UI/UX concepts

  • This position requires written and oral fluency in English.

The successful candidate will be required to support or collaborate with English-speaking colleagues.

*KPMG BC Region Pay Range Information  *

  • The expected base salary range for this position is $72,500 - $116,000 and may be eligible for bonus awards. The determination of an applicant’s base salary within this range is based on the individual’s location, skills & competencies, and unique qualifications. In addition, KPMG offers a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards program.

*Please include your portfolio link on your resume or provide a pdf with your application*

This is a remote/hybrid position. #li-remote

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best

For more information about KPMG in Canada’s Benefits and well-being, click here (https://home.kpmg/ca/en/home/careers/life-at-kpmg/benefits.html) .

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity , we do what is right | Excellence , we never stop learning and improving | Courage , we think and act boldly | Together , we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better , we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here (https://home.kpmg/ca/en/home/careers/inclusion-diversity-and-equity-in-recruitment.html) .

Adjustments and accommodations throughout the recruitment process

At KPMG, we strive for an inclusive recruitment process that allows all candidates to Come As You Are and Thrive with Us. We aim to provide a positive experience and are ready to offer adjustments or accommodations to help you perform at your best. Adjustments (an informal request), i.e. extra preparation time or the option for micro breaks during interviews, and accommodations (a formal request), i.e. accessible communication supports or technology aids are tailored to individual needs and role requirements.

To begin a confidential conversation about adjustments or accommodations at any point throughout the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG’s Employee Relations Service team for support by emailing cdnersteam@kpmg.ca or by calling 1-888-466-4778, Option 3.

For information about accessible employment at KPMG, please visit our accessibility page (https://kpmg.com/ca/en/home/misc/accessibility.html) .