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Performance Lead

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company: KPMG Professional Services

We value the fresh perspective that experienced professionals can bring. Whether you are currently working in the industry, the public sector, a smaller firm, or another 'Big Four' organization, you can expect to make a difference from day one.

Whatever your background, you will be able to use the knowledge you already have and see it develop quickly. You can look forward to working with a wide range of businesses from multinationals to smaller, local companies and the opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills.

Role Summary:

The performance lead is responsible to design, develop, implement, monitor and measure performance at KPMG professional services. Also, to advise senior management on the policies and procedures necessary to advance individual performance in alignment with business objectives of the Company and aligned with the Global requirements..

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive performance management strategy across all service lines aligned with the firm’s business objectives and growth.
  • Plan and execute all the milestones in the performance management cycle.
  • Benchmark locally, regionally, and globally on the best practices in performance management and update the processes and policies accordingly.
  • Update the Performance management policy on yearly basis and if required upon request by the executive committee.
  • Develop and update guidelines around the performance milestones and the annual appraisal process.
  • Manage all departmental performance issues.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance on the performance management framework to all stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the automation of the Performance Management System in collaboration with HRIS and IT teams.
  • Provide support to line managers in applying the Performance Management System should they face challenges with the implementation.
  • Work with various stakeholders to promote the high performance and feedback culture.
  • Collect and analyses performance appraisal results across functions.
  • Resolve problems related to appraisals, such as employee requests for re-evaluation, and ensure that these issues are handled in a fair, professional, transparent and equitable way
  • Coordinate with Talent Management teams to gather and provide necessary input
  • Train staff at all levels on the performance framework and the behavioral skills/ soft skills.
  • Train mid-level management on various engagement and coaching techniques.
  • Facilitate conversations and discussions with various stakeholders including senior management staff.
  • Coach staff on different coaching techniques and help upskill them and retain the top performers.
  • Develop and deliver content related to performance management, employee development and or any area in the talent management cycle.
  • Lead all communications and interactions with the global team and manage the internal communication plan for all related matters in the performance cycle.
  • Put in place the proper risk controls, in consultation with the risk management team , that will protect the firm legally and will ensure compliance with the global mandates.
  • Develop and run multiple survey (pulse, temperature check, people survey) across the firm.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required e.g. Human Resources, Business Administration.
  • Training and Facilitation skills is a must.
  • Full English proficiency is required.
  • 6 - 7 years of experience in performance management / talent management / leadership development
  • Intermediate computer literacy is required e.g. MS Office.                 


Our Benefits:

KPMG professional services provides several benefits which are as follows:

  • Health: KPMG offers medical insurance option to meet your needs through Premium Medical Care Coverage for employee & spouse and children.
  • Career Development & Training: KPMG always focuses on the career pathing & training of its employees. It gives you a platform for unparalleled learning & development.
  • Personal Time Off In KPMG, employees are entitled to take 25 days Annual leave & 11 days paid Holidays.
  • Money-Saving Benefit: KPMG offers several benefits, including Mobile Allowance, Schooling Allowance, Annual Air Tickets Allowance & Relocation Assistance.
  • Financial Matters: KPMG Al Fozan & Partners also provides Housing Allowance in Advance for regular employees to support their home financial matters.