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Working As A Solutions Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $85,933

    Average Salary

What Does A Solutions Consultant Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Solutions Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Solutions Consultant Career Paths

Solutions Consultant
Specialist Operations Manager Account Executive
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Program Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Data Analyst Marketing Analyst
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Program Manager General Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Territory Manager Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Territory Manager Account Manager
Strategic Accounts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Architect Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Solutions Manager 3.0 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Solutions Engineer 2.7 years
Solutions Director 2.7 years
Program Consultant 2.5 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Lead Consultant 2.3 years
Process Consultant 2.2 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
Data Consultant 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 10.1%
Manager 4.0%
Internship 3.5%
Top Employers After
Consultant 14.7%
Specialist 4.0%
Manager 3.0%

Solutions Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

67.4%

Female

30.1%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

74.4%

Asian

12.2%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Unknown

2.8%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.1%

French

10.7%

Portuguese

7.9%

Mandarin

5.7%

Japanese

5.0%

Italian

4.3%

German

4.3%

Chinese

3.6%

Russian

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Cantonese

2.1%

Carrier

2.1%

Korean

1.4%

Swedish

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Danish

0.7%

Ukrainian

0.7%

Armenian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Greek

0.7%
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Solutions Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.1%

DePaul University

8.4%

Michigan State University

5.8%

Pennsylvania State University

5.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

University of Houston

4.4%

More Tech Institute

4.4%

American InterContinental University

4.0%

University of Georgia

4.0%

Auburn University

3.6%

Temple University

3.6%

Walden University

3.6%

Georgia State University

3.6%

University of Washington

3.6%

Syracuse University

3.3%

Villanova University

3.3%

George Washington University

3.3%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

31.5%

Computer Science

9.8%

Marketing

7.0%

Management

6.0%

Finance

4.8%

Communication

4.7%

Computer Information Systems

4.2%

Information Technology

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Management Information Systems

3.2%

Political Science

2.9%

Psychology

2.8%

Project Management

2.8%

Nursing

2.1%

Economics

2.1%

Education

2.0%

Accounting

1.9%

Information Systems

1.8%

Law

1.7%

English

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.0%

Masters

25.3%

Other

15.1%

Associate

5.0%

Certificate

2.5%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.0%
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Real Solutions Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Solutions Consultant Guidance Software, Inc. Pasadena, CA Dec 15, 2016 $170,000
Solutions Consultant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA May 08, 2016 $165,000
Solutions Consultant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 30, 2015 $160,000
Manager, Solutions Consultant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 17, 2016 $156,250
Ad Serving Solutions Consultant Google Inc. New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $155,606
Solutions Consultant Cloudera Palo Alto, CA Mar 28, 2016 $150,000
Manager, Solutions Consultant Medallia, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $150,000
Package Solution Consultant IBM Corporation Houston, TX Jun 01, 2015 $149,156
Principal Solutions Consultant Mulesoft, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 12, 2015 $145,933
Demonstration Excellence Solutions Consultant Netsuite San Mateo, CA May 15, 2015 $145,933
Solution Consultant Apigee Corporation San Jose, CA Aug 15, 2015 $145,000
Solutions Consultant Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 28, 2015 $140,000
Solutions Consultant Google Inc. New York, NY Aug 11, 2016 $140,000
Solutions Consultant Cloudera, Inc. Palo Alto, CA May 12, 2016 $140,000 -
$160,000
Platforms Solutions Consultant Google Inc. New York, NY Aug 20, 2015 $93,400
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Atlanta, GA May 16, 2016 $93,288 -
$96,954
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Atlanta, GA Jun 23, 2016 $93,288 -
$96,954
Peoplesoft Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Jersey City, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $92,404
Reporting Solutions Consultant II Bluecross Blueshield of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN Oct 22, 2016 $92,227 -
$121,347
Reporting Solutions Consultant II Bluecross Blueshield of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN Jan 11, 2016 $92,227 -
$121,347
Workday Solutions Consultant Prime Software Technologies, Inc. Baltimore, MD Jul 20, 2016 $92,061
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Waukegan, IL Jan 01, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Chicago, IL Jun 08, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Chicago, IL Aug 23, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Chicago, IL Mar 08, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Chicago, IL Feb 08, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited Chicago, IL Aug 31, 2016 $82,187
Package Solution Consultant IBM India Private Limited San Jose, CA May 08, 2016 $82,187 -
$87,448

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Top Skills for A Solutions Consultant

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Top Solutions Consultant Skills

  1. Product Demonstrations
  2. Proposals
  3. Delivery
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented creative sales strategies, performed extensive customer needs analysis, site surveys proposals, and product demonstrations.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals with sales team.
  • Managed project and service delivery to completion.
  • Experience in configuring custom business processes for On Boarding as per business requirements.
  • Worked in consulting team at this leading provider of localization technology Managed team's marketing collateral and web content writing projects

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