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Autodesk Design and Manufacturing, Strategy and Business Development Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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Position Overview

Every industry Autodesk serves is being disrupted. Machine learning and cloud computing, new means of production like 3D printing, flexible supply chains, and changing consumer demand are key drivers of this disruption. Adding additional complexity, a significant percentage of today’s skilled workforce is approaching retirement. Ensuring the next generation of designers, engineers and construction professionals are prepared to leverage emerging design and manufacturing techniques is a top priority for Autodesk and its customers.

To prepare the workforce of tomorrow, we provide our professional tools free to students, educators and academic institutions around the world. Ultimately, we want to inspire and empower the next generation in their pursuit of the skills, experience, degrees, and careers that will allow them to imagine, design and make a better world.

We are searching for a passionate Design & Manufacture manager to define and execute Autodesk’s AEX education strategy for winning over the next generation of design and manufacturing professionals, ensuring they not only master our tools but develop a strong preference for Autodesk. Reporting to the senior manager of business development and strategy, you will provide visibility into the global trends impacting future skilling. With your design and manufacturing industry expertise and deep knowledge of both Autodesk CAD/CAM technology, you will not only help develop the strategy you will help see it be executed as you lead the multi- functional team globally to reach OKRs and gain invaluable insight which will maximize impact. Given your expertise in this digital transformation you can help contribute to the thought leadership platform.

This role offers the opportunity to lead a high-profile, global initiative that is key to Autodesk’s long-term growth strategy and make a positive impact on the diverse individuals and industries we serve. You will have the freedom and autonomy to own and make decisions about your area, and exposure and accountability to senior leadership. You’ll be at the center of Autodesk’s continued transformation, with a direct connection between your activities and the future of the business and ultimately be instrumental in helping the next generation tap into their ability to make a better world.


  • Demonstrate and document industry, market, customer and competitor expertise

  • Educate broader organization on industry trends and have a close pulse on the competitive landscape

  • Build and contribute to the thought leadership platform both internally and externally with customers, partners, the press, and employees

  • Develop one to three-year vision and strategic plans

  • Gather/Communicate and document education customer insights and communicate to product team

  • Work with product and platform teams to make new product offerings available to the education audience

  • Partner closely with industry stakeholders to ensure complete alignment with commercial strategy

  • Identify and prioritize key target segments, audiences, and geographies; specifically, as it relates to emerging new roles and skills for the future of work in this space.

  • Develop and drive execution of the go-to-market strategies across functions, channels and geographies

  • Define KPIs/metrics, and publish/present quarterly analysis/updates and insights on the health of the business

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of mechanical engineering or manufacturing experience

  • 5+ years management consulting, product management, or strategy leader

  • Experience with Autodesk or related products including CAD, simulation, and CAM workflows

  • Extremely knowledgeable about Fusion360 and other D&M workflows

  • Successfully led strategy projects from assessment through implementation

  • Implemented meaningful organization change and measurable impact

  • Managed high-performance teams to meet challenging goals & objectives

  • MBA, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering preferred

  • A real passion for inspiring and empowering tomorrow's technology leaders

  • Worked in Higher Education or Community College environment

  • Once safe to travel, willingness to travel, including internationally, up to 20%

The Ideal Candidate

  • A visionary that can see how the digital transformation of design and make is changing the landscape and what new skills will be needed today

  • An effective communicator who speaks effectively to both executive and technical audiences, writes concisely, and creates professional presentations and data visualizations

  • A lifelong learner who embraces challenges and can quickly absorb and understand new technologies and business models

  • A cross functional leader who can deliver complex programs and influence stakeholders to drive organization change

  • An agile problem solver and critical thinker who is comfortable with ambiguity and crafts structured solutions and plans

  • An analytical leader who delights in finding pain points and driving measurable improvements

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.

Are you an existing contractor or consultant with Autodesk? Please search for open jobs and apply internally (not on this external site). If you have any questions or require support, contact Autodesk Careers (Careers%20%3Ccareers@autodesk.com%3E) .

Autodesk is the global leader in design and make technology, including industry-leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services, that offer customers better outcomes through automation and insights for their design and make processes. With over $3.5 billion in revenue and more than 12,000 employees, Autodesk has established itself as the leading provider of design and make technology that empowers innovators everywhere to achieve the new possible – for products, their businesses and the world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With a vision of a better world designed and made for all, Autodesk serves customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Its customers design, fabricate, manufacture, and build anything by visualizing, simulating, and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process.