About the Senior Consultant Role

In addition to delivering impactful and pragmatic business solutions, the Senior Consultant role focuses on further building the firm’s standing among its existing clients and target clientele.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide high quality consulting services, leveraging industry knowledge and Parker Avery methodologies
  • Collaborate with internal project team members to determine the best approach and identify appropriate firm assets to leverage in client projects
  • Provide deep industry expertise in relevant focus areas during client engagements
  • Develop and deliver high quality work products, deliverables, and presentations
  • Create strong relationships with firm and client peers
  • Ensure high client satisfaction from project work, aiming to exceed expectations
  • Contribute to firm intellectual assets through development or enhancement of playbooks, templates, and sample work products
  • Provide industry thought leadership for the firm’s marketing efforts by participating and/or contributing to blogs, podcasts, webinars, points of view, case studies, industry events, and other firm collateral

Deep Industry Experience

The ideal candidate for this role possesses retail and/or consumer products industry experience, having served in roles with progressively more functional and leadership responsibilities. They deeply understand one or more of the following functional areas:

  • Demand forecasting
  • Core merchandising
  • Merchandise planning
  • Assortment and item planning
  • Replenishment and allocation
  • Price and promotions management
  • Product development and sourcing
  • Inventory management
  • Store operations
  • Omnichannel fulfillment

The candidate will bring knowledge of one or more of the above functional disciplines and will leverage previous work to collaborate with and help our clients navigate strategic transformation efforts. Experience implementing leading software solutions within the candidate’s selected area(s) of expertise is a plus. The successful candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit and be a self-starter who is motivated to develop client relationships and drive successful client engagements.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

Passion for Exceeding Client Expectations and Quality Delivery

  • Possesses an extensive and distinctive track record of delivering results
  • Sets and achieves ambitious targets for their areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates a high sense of urgency related to improving company or client business environments
  • Maintains the utmost professional poise and presence even in challenging situations
  • Embodies a strong service orientation, a solid reputation, and credibility with key stakeholders for delivering value and impact
  • Proactively pursues best-in-class project execution and drives opportunities to enhance service offerings based on actual industry or client experience
  • Expresses a forward-looking mindset with a holistic approach

Embraces Building Relationships and Using Influence

  • Builds and sustains excellent relationships at multiple levels in their company and/or client organization
  • Uses relationship networks strategically to accomplish objectives
  • Embraces the collaborative, team-oriented Parker Avery internal environment to earn the respect of colleagues and team members
  • Possesses confidence and charisma as a team player with strong presence and ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience in the retail or consumer products industries or in a consulting role serving clients in these industries
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of industry issues and challenges
  • Exceptionally clear and articulate communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Results-oriented, takes initiative, works with a sense of urgency, and deals with issues proactively, decisively, and persistently
  • Flexibility and adaptability; ability to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resiliency and tenacity with a propensity to persevere
  • Effective time and project management
  • Demonstrated experience in solving complex issues
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Team player mentality with ability to effectively collaborate with and through others
  • Strong Microsoft/Office365 proficiency (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft tools to develop work plans, articulate complex issues, analyze data, and structure information)
  • Ability to travel up to 75-80% of the time and work at client sites

If you feel you possess the above industry experience, characteristics, and skills, we would be pleased to receive your application for consideration.

The Parker Avery Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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