Associate Director – Workplace Relations Advisory


  • Be part of an exciting new growth area for KPMG
  • Work with leading companies to help drive workforce improvements and productivity
  • Opportunities in Sydney or Melbourne.

KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

KPMG’s Management Consulting group is seeking a top calibre, high performing Associate Director to join our rapidly growing Workplace Relations Advisory team. 

In the current landscape, organisations seeking to transform workforce engagement functions – to drive productivity growth and create a sustainable workforce – need new thinking and strategies.  Our Workplace Relations Advisory service helps clients to culturally re-align their workplace relations landscape for productive, competitive and collaborative outcomes.

KPMG’s Workplace Relations Advisory services helps clients move away from tactical workforce strategies developed in isolation of broader business objectives, towards holistic long-term workforce strategies aligned to their overall business and people strategy.

Your Opportunity

This role builds and takes ownership of key client relationships by managing others to deliver, leading business development activities and leveraging opportunities to grow KPMG’s business.  You will be responsible for managing the day to day delivery of client projects, as well as providing technical knowledge and direction to team members.

This opportunity will find you working with a range of blue chip client engagements across sectors, providing guidance to clients with C-level client interactions. This role also has responsibility for market and business development activities where you will be expected to take a lead on proposals and budget management. It will require the ability to quickly understand the different service lines and sectors across KPMG to ensure that we have a solution driven approach to our clients’ needs.

Primarily, your responsibilities will be leading the delivery of workplace relations advisory engagements, which include current state assessments, stakeholder consultation and communication frameworks, negotiation planning, campaign planning and future state design.

We are looking for someone who Applies innovative and creative techniques in solving complex problems on client engagements and is able to suggest and implement process improvements that continue to add value to the client.


How are you Extraordinary?

The successful candidates will be able to clearly demonstrate they:

  • Have extensive experience in IR/HR or a related area, ideally in the Defence, Government or broader manufacturing industry;
  • Have delivered excellence in client service, preferably within a consulting environment;
  • Have experience leading and delivering client projects in a structured way which delivers tangible, high quality outcomes within constrained timeframes;
  • Have strong advisory, business development skills and client relationship skills;
  • Have strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Have demonstrated attention to detail, excellent problem solving ability and high numeracy;
  • Are a self-motivated individual who enjoys working in strong, collaborative team environments;
  • Hold appropriate qualifications including a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Law, Business, HR).

The KPMG Difference

Our people are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics our people possess and we share and learn from each other.

We are proud to be consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and for our achievements in LGBT+ workplace inclusion.

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Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!

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