Consultant Job roles, responsibilities, descriptions and duties

Date of posting: 13 Jan 20

What are the job roles and responsibilities of an Aeronautical Consultant?

Consultants offer advice to organizations to help them improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure, and strategy.. The work includes management, strategy, IT, finance, marketing, HR and supply chain management.

General responsibilities include:

  • conducting research, surveys, and interviews to gain an understanding of the business

  • analyzing statistics

  • detecting issues and investigating ways to resolve them

  • assessing the pros and cons of possible strategies

  • compiling and presenting information

  • implementing solutions

  • developing and implementing new procedures or training.

Typical employers of consultants

Most management consultants are employed by international professional services firms or strategy sections of financial organizations. Consultant firms can range from generalist consultants offering a wide range of services, to specialist consultants. Consultants are contracted by organizations in all sectors seeking help and advice about business problems.

Qualifications and training required

A career in consulting is mostly open only to graduates. Graduates can have a degree in any discipline, although business, management, economics, mathematics or statistics can be advantageous for entry into some firms. 

Key skills for consultants

  • Commercial awareness

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Tact and persuasive ability

  • Team Working skills

  • IT skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Foreign language abilities