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Autodesk Senior Project Specialist, Sales Events in San Francisco, California

Senior Project Specialist, Sales Events

Location: San Francisco or San Rafael, CA- United States

Job ID: 19WD36200

Global Sales & Success Operations Team @ Autodesk

You will join Global Sales & Success Operations (GSSO) which is part of Autodesk s 2500 person Worldwide Field Operations division. GSSO is the crew that plans, builds, and runs the engine that helps Autodesk and our partners drive business and customer success. We are all about improving the productivity and performance of people across the organization. We define process, develop talent, recognize and reward high performance, design and build systems, and more. Our work environment is fast-paced and always evolving. In GSSO, we value differences, are action oriented and demonstrate courage by saying and listening to what needs to be said. We are fearless in taking on new challenges that will deliver awesome results.

Position Overview

Autodesk looking for an Project Specialist to help manage sales events, including programs within their annual sales kick off meetings. The ideal candidate for the Project Specialist role will be an experienced, take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics of numerous programs within the sales conferences as well as other key sales events throughout the year. The Project Specialist must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision. The Project Specialist also should have a passion for and experience with volunteerism and corporate event management, someone who provides outstanding customer service, is an enthusiastic professional who able to build relationships with internal and external partners.

In this role, you will be part of GSSO s Enablement & Events team, which is responsible for providing people with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to perform their best and making experience than enable high performance. As a member of GSSO Enablement & Events, you will also work closely with your clients, other enablement program managers, marketing, operations, sales, services and product teams. Our sweet spot is partnering with them to figure out how best to enable sales and services roles, and then implement sales events, training & learning webinars to meet your client s goals.


  • Contribute to event/project strategy, design, development, and successful implementation

  • Collect information regarding status of action items, maintain high-level project schedule, raise potential issues with program manager; suggest and implement solutions as needed

  • Serve as liaison with vendors and internal partners on event-related matters

  • Assist with management of event/project budget, including contracts, invoicing, purchasing

  • Maintain and revise procedures to ensure efficient and effective operation of programs/projects and supporting systems

  • Assist sourcing venues, catering, 3rd party vendors for sales & training events

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA, BS, or equivalent experience

  • 2 years project management or similar experience

  • 2 years in Event Planning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and presenting

  • Highly organized with a proven ability to drive projects to completion and persevere to get the job done

  • Strong work ethic, craftsmanship, and quality standards

  • Proficient with multiple desktop applications, including MS Office, Sharepoint

  • Some travel required (less than 20%)

The Ideal Candidate

  • You work well with others

  • You know the nuances of when to let others speak, and when/how to insert yourselfwithout egoand 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 senior managers and VPs

  • You know how to tap into your network, be consultative, and marshal resources to accomplish goals

  • You get stuff donefast and smart

  • You like to take initiative

  • You enjoy working with a diverse group of opinionated 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 will help define your programs

  • You develop relevant and compelling strategies which you can easily translate into actionable plans

  • And you work fast, making sure 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 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 are passionate about learning and talent development

  • You want to help others perform better

  • You look for ways to make smart use of new technologies or innovative approaches to improve the performance of individuals in their specific role

  • 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

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 artists, 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.

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Title: Senior Project Specialist, Sales Events

Location: California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 19WD36200

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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.