Internal Communications Lead, Product Development

Autodesk   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 125 days ago

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced internal communications professional to lead this area within the Manufacturing, Construction and Production (MCP) products group. This person will architect and author a range of internal communication efforts for MCP leadership, including messaging, events, presentations, and leadership communications. These communications help inspire and drive our teams within the organization. They help clarify organizational priorities and project how we want our teams to operate in ways that reflect our culture and values.

The role will leverage relationships with leaders to ensure that our approach to internal communications is consistent, mission-driven, and uniquely Autodesk. Candidates should be strategic and creative thinkers, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious. This position supports the Senior Vice President of MCP who leads the organization.


  • Keep the organization informed, aligned, and inspired
  • Develop and drive proactive communications efforts, programming, and events around Autodesk’s mission, major initiatives, and products
  • Drive proactive and reactive communications internally
  • Identify opportunities and execute plans for building company culture between and among Autodesk offices
  • Build partnerships with key internal stakeholders
  • Build partnerships with corporate communications teams to develop internal communications in advance of major company initiatives and announcements

Minimum Requirements

  • 6-8 years of experience in corporate employee communications or related field
  • Exceptional editorial, writing, copy-editing and project management skills
  • Significant experience blending traditional internal communications tactics with new media, including enterprise collaboration and social platforms
  • Expert at translating internal news and information into accessible, engaging and easy-to-understand language that employees resonate with
  • Strong project management skills; attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deliverables at the same time
  • Strong combination of strategic acumen and “hands-on” orientation; willingness to roll up sleeves and get the work done
  • Ability to communicate effectively and at all levels in a global organization and build and nurture cross-functional relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to influence without authority, across functions, geographies and levels
  • Ability to be flexible, pro-active, work under deadlines, and ensure quality and accuracy
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and also work collaboratively on a team
  • Understanding of Autodesk’s business and industries and experience in product design and manufacturing or construction a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of PowerPoint, Photoshop, HTML and SharePoint
  • Four-year college degree (BS or BA), preferably in English, communications or journalism

Job ID: 18WD27820