We continually try to illustrate that, when working as a consultant, there are a variety of necessary skills needed to be successful. If you want to be a consultant, you have to be able to wear multiple hats and fill multiple roles within an organization. If you’re not sure how to fill that new role, you have to figure out the best approach and the skills needed. The role of a business development manager in an organization is an imperative one. When working as a business development manager, your job is to identify sales leads, pitch goods or services to new clients and maintain a good working relationship with new contacts.