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Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession
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Consulting Is An Exciting But Risky Profession

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Overview of business consultant work and deliverables.

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? <ul><li>Problem solvers and advisors who contribute an objective point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals that use fact-based, analytically driven thinking to break problems down into components and solve each component. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants reach a single perspective on a problem. </li></ul>
  • 3. Work scope Normal activity Project Client responsible for outcome Vendor responsible for outcome Personnel substitution Outsourcing Consultant
  • 4. Industry outlook <ul><li>Issues such as operational improvement, organizational realignment, cost reduction, </li></ul><ul><li>growing revenue, and managing risk are project drivers and represent near-term motivators for initiating projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The services industry in Latin America has satisfactorily entered in a recovery phase after the global recession. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to demonstrate industry insights to both differentiate capability and help clients see unique value. </li></ul>
  • 5. Typical job requirements
  • 6. Main areas for business management (Mexico) <ul><li>Business consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Lack of corporate managerial skills are being identified and addressed by business owners and shareholders. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>As the majority of businesses in Mexico are family owned: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  • 8. As a potential client, you may ask: « WIIFM » <ul><li>Bilingual/bicultural business leader; &gt;15 years of experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Resourceful professional to grow market presence and drive sales. </li></ul><ul><li>New product or service launch (Expert), Business development + Geographical expansion + Close down or sell off (Professional). </li></ul><ul><li>Industry sector competencies:E-Commerce /Internet, Consumer Goods, Office Supplies, Packaging, Construction Industry, Engineering, Plastics, Media. </li></ul>
  • 9. Armando Camarillo [email_address] Cell: +52 (55 1) 21299652 Skype: armando.camarillo1

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