To call upon a consultant is not necessarily the prerogative of the big companies, even the small companies find that interesting. The consultant offers enough advantage to the companies in expertise and in time to identify one or several problems, in particular in order to find an adapted solution.
Different missions of a marketing strategy consultant
The main reason for which a company hires a consultant is to acquire expertise. The expert consultant is then subcontracted to tasks for which the company does not have internal resources, either by lack of competencies or by lack of time. The objective of this approach is to create value.
Depending on the company’s needs, it can intervene on the entire value chain or on only a part of it (logistics, procurement, production, storage, information systems, etc.). It can also work on strategy: selection of new activities to promote growth, cost reduction initiatives, outsourcing of certain activities, etc. This will be a source of change and innovation to provide a competitive advantage over other players.
Why use a marketing strategy consultant?
In addition to these organizational and strategic problems, the consultant in marketing strategy can also intervene on more specific problems such as: obtaining information on the market or the competitors; carrying out feasibility studies; buying or manufacturing specific components, etc. The consultant is the one who gives advice, thanks to his expertise in a particular field.
Constantly looking for new products, in a long-term observation, he must have the most adapted method and think permanently about new offers and new economic models to help the company. As soon as he arrives in the company, the consultant familiarizes himself with the activities and the company. He can also start by carrying out an audit, i.e. an inventory of fixtures, especially if the company is not necessarily conscious of the stakes with which it is confronted.