The typical associate partner in consulting services has a bachelor's degree or higher and work experience that includes, but is not limited to: developing relationships with executives; communicating with clients; presenting information; and consulting in an industry such as investment banking, or for a consulting or equity firm. It is worth noting that the specific industry of the company that the employee works for heavily determines the type of work experience required to hold that position. Most consulting services consulting partners assume responsibilities such as helping the management team with data collection, analyzing the data for efficiency, giving input regarding how to run the company more smoothly, as well as general business development towards growth or expansion. The overall goal of the associate partner is to improve how a company runs, making it more efficient and effective at allocating resources. To do this, associate partners often make important decisions in implementing new procedures or protocol. The associate partner can work with senior management, other partners or with different groups of employees such as those in sales, marketing, operations and more depending on the needs of the company. Associate partners generally work mostly indoors. Companies that employ associate partners for consulting services range from computer companies to holding groups. Associate partners may also work for companies that require services in worker efficiency or that are looking to improve output and productivity. There can be some travel involved, depending on the company. The consulting services associate partner position is sometimes seen as the next step up from a manager position in business management.
Associate Partner, Consulting Services Tasks
- Consult with client to establish needs, set schedules, meet milestones, complete full projects, and obtain evaluative data.
- Write proposals, statements of work and project updates/reports, and track client relationship data.
- Lead and contribute to proposals, client presentations, and the finalization of deliverables.
- Inform clients about further services and products that could enhance their business.