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Director Strategic Foresight and Market Scouting

Company name
KPMG International

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Executive, Manager

Posted on
Jan 08,2019

Valid Through
Apr 23,2019

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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 a Director, Strategic Foresight and Market Scouting to join our Innovation & Enterprise Solutions organization.


Lead efforts to detect discontinuous change early, work with a dedicated team to interpret its consequences for the firm, and inform future courses of action to ensure the long-term survival and success of the firm

Identify and surface (weak) signals through traditional strategic/corporate foresight methods including, but not limited to, market scouting efforts, interfacing with both internal and external subject matters professionals, and Delphi method

Oversee patterns and themes relevant to the firm, systematically assess tipping points of important or revolutionary change in our industry, and organize and present these patterns and tipping points to senior firm leadership

Create and execute on a comprehensive scouting plan including adequate coverage across conferences/events, academic and research organizations, venture capital activity, and enterprise technology investment

Provide insights into key emerging trends to support the team’s research pipeline and strategic and investment recommendations to firm leadership

Contextualize external market trends into strategic implications for the various internal functions and industry leadership teams


A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in corporate strategy, corporate foresight, business development, or similar market scouting and strategy functions

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university

Deep knowledge and subject matter proficiency in emerging technologies, trends scouting, and foresight analysis

Strong interpersonal skills to develop relationships both internally and externally

Excellent communication and presentations skills

Self-direct management of multiple projects

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Thecontains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

Our Benefits


KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).


401(k) and Pension Plans

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

Mortgage Assistance Program

HomeBenefits@Work Program

Hyatt Legal Plan

Benefits vary by employment status.

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Company Profile
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International’s member firms have 145,000 professionals, including more than 8,000 partners, in 152 countries. KPMG delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge. Our industry focus helps KPMG professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills, and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.

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