Autodesk Director of Product Management- Remote US/Canada in Boston, Massachusetts
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As a Director of Product Management at Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS), you will lead a team of Group Product Managers responsible for managing Product Lines within a Center of Excellence (COE) for the ACS business. Each Center of Excellence is responsible for product development, delivery, and go-to-market execution for its products. The Director of Product works with their counterparts in Design and Engineering, forming a Trifecta that provides cross-functional leadership support of the Center of Excellence. This Trifecta is responsible for understanding the market and placing bets that enabled the growth and adoption of our industry leading construction platform. The Director of Product Management reports into a leader on the ACS Executive Leadership team.
ACS promotes strong Ownership Culture at all levels of the organization and at all phases of the product development lifecycle. Product Managers at ACS sit at the intersection of software development, design, and business strategy. PMs shape high-level product goals but also get their hands dirty. On an average day you might pitch a concept to senior leadership, create a launch plan with marketing, work with designers to conduct user research, prototype a new feature, iterate on a spec, analyze usage data, and pair with an engineer on implementation. PMs have ultimate responsibility for understanding our client needs, influencing business strategy, feature specification, and working with engineering to develop our software. The Director of Product Management ensures that all the above is met by GPMs and PMs within their COE.
Collaborating with COE counterparts in Design and Engineering as well as with Group Product Managers to articulate clear and actionable goals to meet market needsand ensure go-to-marketexecution.
Manage a team seven consisting of two Group Product Managers and five Product Mangers to work with our customers to unearth pain points and understand their most pressing needs.
Formulate a Product Line Strategy with your team (PLS) and propose what product lines are necessary to win in a market space.
Developing a product and technical vision for “how we win”
Developing Internal Press Releases that articulate customer value from a customer-centric view.
Coordinating across Design and Engineering for robust cross-functional commitment
Selling COE’s Product Line Strategy cross-functionally within the organization (Sales, Marketing, Support, Finance, Legal) to ensure total organization buy-in
Resource planning and budgeting with Executive Leadership for the COE roadmap
Leading GPMs to set realistic timelines/milestones to succeed against the relevant high-level goals.
Overseeing or running the hiring process for your team of Product Managersmeets resource needs.
Tracking and managing Group level execution to ensure R&D delivery success.
Addressing resources and scope changes as they arise to ensure successful delivery.
Communicating COE level progress to Executive Leadership and escalating intervention as needed to achieve Group level goals.
Coordinating with Marketing to ensure successful go to market messaging and sales enablement.
Develop and grow leadership talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning and retention strategies for key talent in a fast growth, highly competitive economic environment.
Believe in Ownership Culture and empowering teams to define their vision and be accountable for their execution.
10+ years of Product Management experience with web and mobile products, ideally having managed product lines through multiple release cycles with demonstrable market outcomes.
Have hired, on-boarded and managed “managers of managers” for the product function, including leveling, performance feedback and mentoring.
Experience working with Sales, Marketing and Support on full go-to-market coordination.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Passion for solving our customers’ problems in the construction space.
Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to build strong data-driven arguments, prioritize with business strategy in mind, and evangelize Initiatives to build consensus within the organization.
Ability to deliver comprehensive roadmaps on-time.
Experience working at an enterprise software company that is building SaaS products is a plus.
A background in the construction industry.
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