Trends by Function: General Managers and P&L Leaders

Each year, Business Talent Group releases our High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy independent consultants, executives, experts, and project managers to complete critical work and meet their goals. Here are the top trends in how general managers and P&L leaders deployed these highly skilled talent in 2020.

It takes a lot to lead a business, so it’s no surprise that GMs and P&L leaders are supplementing their own capabilities with a broad array of independent expertise. From cost control to customer experience, these projects help leaders compete and win across categories.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: General Managers and P&L Leaders

51% Strategy
24% Operations
11% Interim Executive
9% Transformation
5% Organization

 

MOST IN-DEMAND PROJECTS

Opportunity Assessment

Product Strategy and Launch

Supply Chain

Business Processes

Interim Executive

 

MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Project Management

Market Analysis

Strategic Planning

Organizational Design

Process Optimization and Transformation

Product Management

Cost Reduction

Growth Strategy

 

SAMPLE PROJECTS REQUESTED BY GMs AND P&L LEADERS

  • Perform a market assessment of digital onboarding processes and integrated customer experience platforms in financial services
  • Revise and refine brand-level strategies and execution plans
  • Develop a comprehensive go-to-market strategy
  • Assist sales enablement team with instructional design, strategy refinement, governance, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) development for effective selling training program
  • Optimize product engineering processes to reduce costs and improve efficiency
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