A senior consultant for a consulting services firm is someone with extensive knowledge, experience, and expertise in the specific line of business that they handle. For instance, a senior consultant for marketing is usually someone with years of industry experience and is considered an expert in their field.
The duties of a senior consultant revolve around providing consulting services to clients, which includes interviewing clients, gathering information within and outside of the company, and creating strategies to help clients achieve their goals. Usually, a senior consultant also conducts market research, analyzes marketing trends, suggests various tools to help clients meet their goals.
The role of a senior consultant usually entails a four-year degree in a field that is relevant to their industry (e.g., an accounting degree for a senior consultant specializing in accounting). More than that, a senior consultant must have substantial experience in their industry or line of business, which can be around ten to fifteen years.