Lead Consultant

Lead Consultants offer skills and knowledge at a high level to provide solutions to organizations while creating and maintaining client relationships. They are also responsible for managing a team and overseeing the execution of a project, work closely with stakeholders and clients, and may be involved with more than one project at a given time.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Lead Consultant is an expert on sustainability solutions in an office space. One current client has hired the Lead Consultant to help their organization become more “green” and reduce waste in the workplace. The Lead Consultant and their team of management consultants interview employees, observe the environment, and analyze financial data before using their expertise to come up with solutions. Reports, proposals, and solutions are made and changes are implemented. The team monitors results and the Lead Consultant keeps in close contact with the client after the team is finished to ensure project sustainability and client satisfaction.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Ensure project goals are met through supervising daily activities, advising members, monitoring progression, and scheduling meetings.
  • Identify and contact new clients and maintain client communication and strong relationships.
  • Negotiate project terms and conditions.
  • Have expertise in a field.
  • Develop thought leadership in the firm, write papers, speak at conferences, and produce case studies.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$97,162

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

MBA

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Analytical Skills, Management Skills, Time Management Skills, Decision Making Skills, Negotiation Skills, Customer Service Skills

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Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Communications Manager