Communications Business Partner, Global Sales Operations: Autodesk


Job Title: Communications Business Partner, Global Sales Operations

Location: San Rafael or San Francisco

Why Autodesk?

Are you looking for a career where you can collaborate with both creative and engineering types to build a better world with innovative technology?  If so, meet Autodesk.  Learn more about why Autodesk is continually ranked a top place to work by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others: Top 7 Reasons You Should Work at Autodesk.  And check out what Autodesk employees are saying, learn more about the Worldwide Sales and Services team and why it’s an exciting time to join Autodesk.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for a versatile individual contributor who is eager to explore and learn about different business functions while figuring out how he or she wants to make a mark at Autodesk and in the world.

As the Communications Business Partner within our Global Sales Organization (GSO) Sales Enablement teamyou will “own” building and leading integrated communications plans and programs within Worldwide Sales and Services (WWSS). This new role will report into the Sr. Manager, Strategic Communications and will work collaboratively with sales executives to communicate and collaborate on the next generation of enablement programs and processes. The ideal candidate will have experience in executive communications, building high-impact strategic communications and developing communications programs.

While your focus is on communications, you have the latitude to work in-depth on projects that interest you and that will support the goals of the team.

The Team You Will Join

You will join Global Sales Operations (GSO) which is part of the 2000+ person Worldwide Sales and Services organization – a team that values professional development and rewards high performance.   We are the crew that plans, builds and runs the sales engine that helps sales reps and partners drive business.  We are all about improving sales productivity by defining sales process, building sales talent, recognizing and rewarding high performance, designing and building sales systems, and more that our team needs to get their jobs done.  Our work environment is fast-paced and always evolving.  We value professional development, strategic thinking and innovation.  We are fearless in taking on new challenges that will deliver awesome results.

In this role, you will work primarily with the Sales Enablement team, which is responsible for providing sales with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.  You role will be focused on communications-related projects.


Responsible for executive external and internal communications strategies and programs for the GSO business leader and VP of Named Account Sales

Support various WWSS sales leaders depending upon business needs and priorities

Advise, consult, and partner with sales leadership to oversee internal business communication services, change management and sales employee communication

Track, define and report communication success metrics

Key Responsibilities

Trusted advisor to the VP, Global Sales Operations and VP, Global Services with the ability to translate complex concepts into communications that resonate with partners, customers and employees

Create annual and quarterly communication strategy and execution plans that includes messaging approach for various meetings (all hands, town halls, etc…) and digital distribution platforms (email, blogs, Chatter, LinkedIn, Slack, SharePoint, Salesforce, etc…)

Develop and deliver high quality materials to satisfy a full range of communication needs for traditional and social distribution

Detail oriented with the ability to keep ‘big picture’ perspective

Enhance employee experience to align with a culture of growth and employee engagement

Support active collaboration and ongoing improvements to WWSS and GSO communication platforms

Develop content and manage delivery of GSO / WWSS key priority messaging for global meetings (all hands, operational reviews, global summits, partner & customer events, analyst presentations, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

Excellent verbal/ written communications and superior presentation development skills

BA/BS degree

7+ years’ experience in digital communications / speech writing / executive content development in a sales, channel or partner environment. 2+ years working for Global Technology company and experience with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Excellent track record in business stakeholder management, ability to manage sensitive information and non-disclosure of confidential information

Familiarity with speaker development programs, scripting/messaging, event management and content creation

Highly creative thinker who can brainstorm and challenge the status quo, interested in big challenges

Energetic, thrives in a rapid paced environment

Top 5 Signs That You’re a Strong Candidate

You work well with others.  You prefer to be part of a pack, not a lone wolf.  You are energized by meeting new people.  You like the experience of working with different types of people and can adapt easily to their work styles.  You are open, friendly and accepting of others.  You know how to manage conflict with respect and consideration of different points of view.  People love working with you.  And the feeling is mutual.

You get stuff done.  You are a self-starter who can manage a highly variable workload.  You’re unfazed by the unexpected projects that require a fast turnaround.  You know how to prioritize so that important and urgent stuff gets done first, and you manage your time wisely so you are also making progress on the important but (not yet) urgent projects.

You get connected quickly.  You know how to build a network by building relationships.  You are the person who seems to know everyone.  This helps you to be resourceful and get stuff done.

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 it’s not always 100% clear what needs to happen and when.  You are still able to 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.

You aspire to be a storyteller and artist.  You understand the power of words and images.  You are a comfortable and confident writer, and you have a knack for finding and creating imagery to complement your words.  You are eager to hone your craft in a professional environment.  You aspire to learn how to creatively communicate ideas in a way that informs or persuades the audience in a memorable way.

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