Strategic consultants are management and business consultants intrinsically concerned with strategic planning and review of business models. Strategic consultants spend considerable time reviewing and analysing business performance, and effectiveness of operation. Business strategy consulting requires years of business management experience and is therefore a senior level position. Strategy consultants work both independently and as part of business management teams. They do take personal responsibility but liaise on management and strategy planning topics with business management support teams as well as investors. Topics to be addressed by strategy consultants include profit management, efficiency, financial management and business objectives. Strategy consultants keep a close eye on internal business trends and operation. Because of the level of skill and experience involved with strategy consulting, strategy consultants are usually well qualified with solid business management track records to support their academic careers.
Working either as an independent consultant or in-house company consultant, strategy consultants are responsible for advising companies on strategic management, growth potential, and even risk management. Strategy consultants thoroughly review a company's history, financials and management and base their advice and recommendations on this data. Strategy consultants regularly meet with company owners and managers to determine the best potential areas for growth and financial capital gain.
- Ability to review, research and make recommendations
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent business, strategy and policy know-how