Automotive Consultants

Overview
From electric and autonomous vehicles to trade policy and consumer dynamics, automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing a world of rapid change and disruption. But these developments also create unprecedented opportunities for transformation, innovation, and growth. At Graphite, our independent consultants help businesses and investors respond to the challenges of a dynamic marketplace and capitalize on emerging opportunities with the latest automotive business strategies, insights and expertise.
Our experts deliver subject matter expertise and timely services to help companies respond to disruption, transform the way they do business, and achieve their full growth and value potential. Graphite consultants help stakeholders develop and execute more effective strategies, transform business models, optimize supply chains and operations, reduce costs, improve their sales and marketing, and identify new investment and market opportunities.
Key Possibilities

What our Experts do

Provide strategic guidance to manage change, disruption and uncertainty
Help companies transform their business and organizational models
Recommend strategies to generate new growth and value
Optimize supply chains and operations for better efficiency
Help manage and reduce costs and optimize the value chain
Help companies develop innovative new products and services
Develop actionable customer insights through data and analytics
Identify new growth and investment opportunities
Evaluate M&A opportunities, conduct due diligence, and manage transactions
Fill key roles and provide management, finance, sales, marketing, HR and IT expertise
Key Features

Capabilities

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Corporate Strategy
Management Consulting
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Organizational Transformation
Supply Chain Optimization
Operational Improvement
Cost Reduction
Customer Insights
Product Development
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Market Research
M&A and Transaction Support
Post-Merger Integration
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Sales and Marketing
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Finance and Accounting
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Information Technology
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Interim Leadership and Support

Featured Profiles

Derrick
Senior automotive executive specializing in supplier innovation and adoption at OEMs in both cars and heavy truck.
Martin
Senior automotive executive with 20+ years of experience in global/regional HQs across 3 continents.
Hristo
Senior finance, risk management and strategy executive with 25 years of experience in financial services and automotive.
Kyoyul
Independent consultant with 20+ years of global automotive and industrial manufacturing segments
Alok
Global automotive strategy and business development executive with 15+ years of experience.
Michelle
Growth, market entry, and competitive intelligence strategy development and execution expert - 20+ years experience
Dean
Strategy consultant and former automotive engineer with 10+ years of management consulting experience.
Chris
Hands-on supply chain and sourcing/procurement executive with 20 years of experience, including 9 in automotive.
Our Clients

Case Studies

Client Command, an automotive marketing and technology company, was experiencing substantial revenue growth and needed to figure out how to utilize its strong cash position to grow faster. The company needed an interim CFO who could help the company leverage that position by providing financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting and other critical finance functions.

Through Graphite, Client Command hired Maura O., an experienced interim CFO and Columbia MBA with several years of investment banking experience. Maura had extensive experience in developing business plans, building robust financial models, forecasting, and determining how to optimally grow businesses using existing cash. Maura proved to be the perfect fit and helped Client Command implement financial processes to determine how to use strong cash flow to grow its business.
TransAxle, a Graham Partners portfolio company and the largest manufacturer of drive train components along the U.S. East Coast, was expanding sales by adding two large customers a new geographic footprint. The company was looking for an analyst with a strong background in manufacturing and logistics to analyze its finished good inventory and ensure it had the cored goods in locations that would optimize sales while minimizing non-value-added transfers to maintain optimized stock levels.

Through Graphite, Transaxle found Robert K., a consultant and professional with 10 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience. Robert had the exact skills and expertise required for the job and had just completed a similar project for another company, where he optimized inventory including dispositions and discounting. His industry knowledge as well as his expertise in using data and creating actionable improvement plans allowed him to deliver on Transaxle’s needs quickly and successfully.
NEC, a Fortune 1000 information and communications technology company, was looking to bring on an interim analytics solution architect as part of its global strategy team. Specific business objectives included creating a solution concept for the global market as well as marketable use cases. The candidate also needed to have large-scale solution architecture skills as well as in-depth knowledge of analytics solutions and platforms, domain application knowledge, and public sector expertise.

Through Graphite, NEC hired Inigo M., a strategic high-tech executive and enterprise software architect with large-scale project experience involving AI, machine learning, and analytics. Inigo provided to be the perfect for the project, with experience with Cienaga Systems, AT&T, and Merrill Lynch Online, as well as being a Six Sigma Black Belt with lean and business process management experience throughout the entire software development life cycle (SDLC).

Why Graphite

Graphite connects you with highly vetted independent consultants for on-demand work. We offer access to over 6,000 experts with an average of 12 to 15 years of experience, including over 1,600 with an MBA from a top 10 U.S. business school and many with years of experience from Bain, BCG and McKinsey.
Getting Started is Easy

How Graphite Works

It’s easy to find and hire a leading automotive expert through Graphite.
01.

Scope Your Project

Tell us what you need done and work with our account managers to finalize a scope of work, budget and timeline for your project.
02.

Interview Candidates

Within hours, we will deliver curated candidates that match your need. Interview and select the best fit.
03.

Get Work Done

Seamlessly launch the project on Graphite and get amazing results. Let us handle the contracting and billing.
Tap World-Class Automotive Expertise on Demand.
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