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Autodesk Senior Manager, Global Sales Events in Boston, Massachusetts

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21WD54553

Global Sales Events Team @ Autodesk

You will join a team that is passionate about brand within the Worldwide Marketing organization. You will lead the Global Sales Events team which is part of Global Brand Experience (GBE) within Worldwide Marketing. GBE is made up of other experience programs; such as our premier customer conference, our executive briefing program and the Autodesk Gallery. We strive to infuse our brand into every touch point and deliver engaging experiences that are world-class.

Position Overview

We are looking for a seasoned event professional to lead the strategy, execution, and measurable impact of our global sales events, including annual sales and customer success kickoff events, global channel kickoff events, and on-going quarterly events for our partners around the world. You will guide key stakeholders, vendors, and extended teams to plan and execute impactful sales events for Autodesk. You have extensive experience designing and executing live and digital events. You have a unique and industry-leading perspective on the future of the events industry and can articulate how you can make an impact on the future of Autodesk sales events. You have experience managing a team of rock-stars and proven ability to get people on board with your direction. You perform a versatile role, including meeting and event management, communications, building community, fostering relationships, and contract management/negotiation and selection of vendors, and leading a global team of event professionals. You will prepare and deliver ROI evaluations for your events, reconcile budgets, and deliver performance evaluations and development plans for your team.

Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver engaging and effective sales events that bring creative, innovative approaches to accelerate the transformation of the Autodesk business

  • Inspire, direct, and collaborate the global sales events team and help in their growth. This includes direct reports as well as influencing a dotted-line structure of stakeholders who leverage our sales event platforms to reach our target audiences.

  • Lead event strategy and execution of end to end in-person and digital event operations

  • Establish the strategy for digital, physical, and hybrid sales events and the Autodesk customer journey

  • Accountable for a multi-million-dollar program budget, including working with senior leadership on annual forecasts, budget asks, financial reporting, reconciliation, and ensuring compliancy with finance/legal processes

  • Liaison with executive level stakeholders to garner support of event design, initiatives, and gather feedback

  • Create and manage program management processes and protocols

  • Lead contract negotiations, in partnership with procurement, coordinating with and managing program venues and suppliers

  • Direct the selection and usage of program tools and resources (Smartsheet, Teams, Box folders, mailers, etc.).

  • Direct an extended global events team of high-functional individuals/teams

  • Establish and deliver executive and detailed reports with data-driven analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 10+ years of experience leading large-scale events (both physical and digital)

  • Excellent knowledge of and hands-on experience with all aspects of event management, logistics, vendor negotiation, and marketing

  • Exemplary executive presence and communication skills

  • A strong collaborator

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Strategic and out-of-the-box thinker with broad perspective

  • A dedicated leader who is passionate about creating amazing experiences and managing/mentoring a high-performance team

  • Data-driven, creative thinker

  • Budget conscious and experienced reconciling/managing multi-million-dollar budgets

  • Positive attitude with a make it happen collaborative teamwork approach

  • Ability to travel globally

The Ideal Candidate

  • You work well with others- You know the nuances of when to let others speak, and when/how to insert yourself—without ego—and always remain focused on identifying and solving the business problems at hand. You understand that influencing requires winning both hearts and minds. You also have experience working at all levels of the company, including the C-suite, senior management and VPs. You know how to tap into your network, be consultative, and marshal resources to accomplish goals

  • You get stuff done fast and smart- You like to take initiative. You enjoy working with a diverse group of passionate people who work together to reach a common goal. You can understand and align new initiatives to company strategy. You listen extremely well to uncover business requirements that help define your events. You develop relevant and compelling strategies which you can easily translate into actionable plans. And you work fast, ensuring that your key stakeholders are with you

  • You are a fearless go-getter- You actively seek challenges that will stretch your capabilities. You operate well in an environment that changes quickly and is not always 100% clear what needs to happen and when. You can pull together a plan and execute, adjust as needed and move forward. You seek clarity and guidance as needed from your colleagues to make sure you are headed in the right direction but have the courage to lead

  • You are passionate about the events industry- You have a heart for planning, designing, managing, and executing a wide range of in-person and virtual sales, customer success, and channel enablement events. You are exciting by the many opportunities brought to the events space by the pandemic and you look for ways to make smart use of new technologies or innovative approaches to improve the experience of individuals while participating in your events

  • You aren’t afraid to challenge the way things are done- You have a knack for looking at things from new or different perspectives. You are willing to challenge how things are done and take the best of the past to build something new and better for the future. At the same time, you have the awareness to know which battles to fight, and which to let go of for the sake of aligning with your stakeholders

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