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Inserat vom 03.09.2021

Manuela Schaller

+41 58 249 47 41

Graduate - Deal Advisory - Global Strategy Group

  • Anstellungsart


  • Pensum


  • Arbeitsbeginn

    January 2022 or by arrangement


Our Zurich-based strategy team was established 7 years ago and is embedded into KPMG's Global Strategy Group (GSG) network. We offer you challenging and exciting career opportunities in one or several of our three core areas "Strategy in Deals", "Strategy beyond Deals", and "Life Sciences Strategy" and you will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth agenda of our team over the coming years.

Application deadline: 26.09.2021

Interviews: 04.-16.10.2021

Offer: until 18.10.2021


Your contribution to KPMG

  • Interact with various client and deal stakeholders through interviews, on-site meetings and workshops
  • Provide high-quality deliverables under tight deadlines
  • Contribute to the growth of our team in Switzerland by supporting client proposals, sector initiatives and other business development activities

Competence areas

  • Be part of and gain experience in a variety of different strategy projects within the core areas "Strategy in Deals" and "Strategy beyond Deals"
  • Depending on your personal preferences and strengths, you will also be given the opportunity to gain experience in our third competence area "Life Sciences Strategy" which focuses on growth & portfolio strategies, licensing & partnering and operating strategies within the Life Sciences sector

Strategy in Deals

  • Separation advisory: End-to-end vendor assistance from strategy setting, pre-signing due diligence, to post-closing separation support
  • Integration advisory: Advise along the entire integration journey from buy-side due diligence assistance to Day 1/ 100 integration execution support
  • Commercial due diligence: Conduct an analysis of the potential target's market environment and competitive position and their impact on the target's business plan

Strategy beyond Deals

  • Strategy stress test: Testing the viability and achievability of a strategy
  • Independent business plan valuation: Comprehensive and diligent business plan for financing seeking purposes
  • Growth strategy & market entry: Support in developing and operationalizing strategy to meet financial ambitions and create sustainable competitive advantage

Propositions offered in and beyond deal context

  • Value creation: Identifying and delivering EBITDA improvement and synergy opportunities
  • ESG services: Support in understanding sustainability fundamentals and the definition of a sustainability strategy. Complemented by ESG due diligence in the deal context


This is what makes you successful

  • Master's degree from a top-tier university with consistent outstanding academic record; Preferred disciplines are business, finance, natural sciences, economics, IT or industrial engineering
  • First experience (e.g. as intern or working student) in strategy consulting, corporate development, or M&A
  • Strong analytical and (quantitative) problem-solving skills with a high degree of mental flexibility, being able to manage different operational, financial and strategic topics
  • Ability to work under pressure, engage with top management stakeholders and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Team-player who embraces challenges in an ever-changing environment and takes initiatives
  • International exposure, willingness to travel within Switzerland and abroad
  • Open minded with excellent communication skills (oral & written) in English, other languages are an advantage (especially German, French, Italian)

Your future team

The GSG team in Switzerland offers services along the three core areas "Strategy in Deals", "Strategy beyond Deals", and "Life Sciences Strategy" and works with companies across sectors of the Swiss economy, ranging from large multinational corporations (incl. SMI listed companies), to mid-sized enterprises and start-ups.

At KPMG, the possibilities are as manifold as the people who work here. This is why the employees of our international network can count on receiving continuous training in a value-based corporate culture. KPMG is a great advocate for career development, while always keeping in mind the person's individual needs and potential.

About KPMG

KPMG is known for providing clear and consistent solutions in the areas of auditing and advisory services. The broad palette of services across many subject matters and industries allows the provision of multidisciplinary services from a single source for our clients on the one hand and diverse careers and development options for our employees on the other hand. Our dealings are fair and frank and we strive to always look at the results of our work through the eyes of our clients. At KPMG, we are aware that if we add value for our clients, we also do the same for ourselves.


Manuela Schaller

Human Resources

+41 58 249 47 41

To apply for this vacancy, please provide your cover letter, CV and all relevant certificates. We look forward to receiving your application.


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