Autodesk Executive Communications Manager, Construction Business Unit in Boston, Massachusetts

Executive Communications Manager, Construction Business Unit

Location: Boston, MA- United States

Job ID: 18WD30043

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced executive communications professional to join our team. The right person will bring strategic thinking, communications expertise, energy and creativity to help our Vice President and General Manager of Autodesk s Construction Business Unit find and tell stories authentically to employees and to help build him and the company s profile externally. This position is a great opportunity to build a program from the ground up. The position reports to the Director of Business Operations.


  • Think strategically to develop and execute an annual executive and internal communications plan for our Vice President and General Manager of the Construction Business Unit and his staff, in collaboration with other teams including public relations, social media and employee communications

  • Participate in direct staff meetings alongside the VP, helping shape strategy, providing a point of view on what and how should be communicated, and debating that POV with marketing direct staff

  • Working directly with our VP and his Director of Business Operations to create presentations and talks to be given inside the company and externally, to customers, media, and influencers Develop ways to reuse this content by other leaders in the company

  • Developing the strategy for and preparing and/or drafting select executive communications across a variety of internal channels with high quality and attention to detail

  • Creating a social media strategy for the VP and supporting him by creating some social media posts, suggesting shares, and suggesting ways to engage on Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms. He may manage his own social channels

  • Developing and delivering compelling Construction Business Unit meetings with a focus on developing original content and creating innovative ways to deliver information and news to our employees

  • Working across the construction group, and with partners across the company on communications projects as needed in the best interests of the company and its employees

  • Pitching in where appropriate to help teammates out on high-priority executive communications or internal communications projects, regardless of executive being supported

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding of Autodesk s business and industries; experience in construction and manufacturing a plus

  • 8 years of experience in employee communications and/or public relations, executive communications experience

  • Excellent writer, with the skills to distill complex content into clear, concise and engaging communications, and able to write with speed and accuracy

  • Strategic thinker comfortable debating and defending her/his ideas

  • Strong storyteller with the ability to create compelling narratives in support of our business strategies

  • Experience developing and executing communications strategies, plans, programs and events

  • Strong presence and confidence to build high credibility with senior executives

  • Ability to influence without authority, across functions, geographies and levels, and the ability to work with various departments and teams to drive alignment and collaboration

  • Ability to be flexible, pro-active, work under deadlines, and ensure quality and accuracy

  • Focused and performance driven

  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills

  • Four-year college degree (BS or BA), preferably in English, communications or journalism; MBA a plus

  • Occasional travel required

About Autodesk

With Autodesk software, you have the power to Make Anything. The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It's disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity. Our software is used by everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital scientists, students and hobbyists. We constantly explore new ways to integrate all dimensions of diversity across our employees, customers, partners, and communities. Our ultimate goal is to expand opportunities for anyone to imagine, design, and make a better world.

Job: *Marketing & Public Relations

Title: Executive Communications Manager, Construction Business Unit

Location: Massachusetts-Boston

Requisition ID: 18WD30043

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.