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Overview of business consultant work and deliverables.

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  • 1. CONSULTING IS AN EXCITING… RISKY… BUT REWARDING PROFESSION Armando Camarillo August 2011
  • 2. What is a true business consultant?
    • Problem solvers and advisors who contribute an objective point of view.
    • Professionals that use fact-based, analytically driven thinking to break problems down into components and solve each component.
    • Consultants reach a single perspective on a problem.
  • 3. Work scope Normal activity Project Client responsible for outcome Vendor responsible for outcome Personnel substitution Outsourcing Consultant
  • 4. Industry outlook
    • Issues such as operational improvement, organizational realignment, cost reduction,
    • growing revenue, and managing risk are project drivers and represent near-term motivators for initiating projects.
    • The services industry in Latin America has satisfactorily entered in a recovery phase after the global recession.
    • Opportunities to demonstrate industry insights to both differentiate capability and help clients see unique value.
  • 5. Typical job requirements
  • 6. Main areas for business management (Mexico)
    • Business consultant
    • Administration
    • Human resources
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Logistics
  • 7.
    • Lack of corporate managerial skills are being identified and addressed by business owners and shareholders.
    • Culture of hiring and using business consultants in Mexico is limited to the industry leaders, “forward thinking” pioneers, trans-national companies or existing Mexican companies currently involved in some sort of crisis.
    • As the majority of businesses in Mexico are family owned:
    • a) Important decisions related to; investments, planning and strategy, risk evaluation, and day-to-day operations may be stalled or create significant problems unless everyone is in agreement.
    • b) Focus is geared toward running a family business or maximizing profit in a short defined period, as opposed to long-term growth and investment.
  • 8. As a potential client, you may ask: « WIIFM »
    • Bilingual/bicultural business leader; >15 years of experience.
    • Resourceful professional to grow market presence and drive sales.
    • New product or service launch (Expert), Business development + Geographical expansion + Close down or sell off (Professional).
    • Industry sector competencies:E-Commerce /Internet, Consumer Goods, Office Supplies, Packaging, Construction Industry, Engineering, Plastics, Media.
  • 9. Armando Camarillo [email_address] Cell: +52 (55 1) 21299652 Skype: armando.camarillo1