Sample business consultant job description

[Company X] is looking for a dedicated leader to join our team as a business consultant. In this role, you will work closely with like-minded team members on a variety of projects for different companies and industries, advising them on best practices and providing recommendations to move them closer to their goals. A qualified candidate will be skilled at gathering and analyzing data for insights, and eager to hone their business acumen. An ideal candidate will also be a great communicator, comfortable presenting their findings to the team and capable of building strong client relationships.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide clients with business solutions tailored to their company and industry needs
  • Grow client base and drive future business through consistent high-quality work
  • Help clients meet their goals by providing recommendations based on data and market research
  • Foresee outcomes of proposals using data projections
  • Acquire familiarity with multiple industries in order to serve a diverse client base
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with clients


  • Develop action plans for clients based on in-depth research from diverse, reputable sources
  • Collaborate with fellow consultants on multiple projects
  • Find and interview experts who can speak to specific client needs
  • Produce data-based projected outcomes of proposed action plans, and create decks to present to clients and fellow consultants
  • Research and pursue opportunities for future business development

Skills and qualifications

  • Strong business instincts and ambition to grow and learn
  • Practiced written and verbal communication skills
  • Powerful work ethic and personal drive
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a collaborative setting
  • Strong organizational skills to stay on top of work
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in finance, marketing, or analytics
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Familiarity with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software, like Salesforce and NetSuite
  • Experience conducting research, surveys, or interviews, and gleaning insights from results
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Experience working in a team