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Manager, Travel and Workplace Events

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Workplace Experience/Facilities
  • Added


Coming on board to a team within the Appian Corporate department means you'll be doing work that directly impacts the overall business. We are a people-first organization, all committed to providing a first-class employee experience. Our top priority is ensuring our people and the business are equipped with the tools, resources, and processes needed to thrive. Join us, as we work collaboratively to grow Appian across the world.

Working with Appian's Workplace and Facilities team, the Manager, Travel and Workplace Events will be responsible for planning and managing global workplace events focused on enhancing the employee experience, as well as assisting with management of large user group meetings and seminars. The Manager, Travel and Workplace Events will also manage Appian’s global travel program, implementing innovative policies and processes to create an exceptional program for the traveler and Appian. The role will also be responsible for oversight of the employee travel process, including travel portal and coordination with all travel vendors. 

This role will be based out of our McLean, VA headquarters. 


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders to curate a global workplace event and engagement program, including company-wide employee events that promote Appian’s brand and support local initiatives in offices and for remote employees. 

  • Experience in crafting engaging and creative employee events from start to finish, including research and concept development, preparing budgets, vendor selection, on-site event execution, and post-event analysis. 

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to create and analyze travel spend reports to identify areas for improvement.

  • Ability to work cross-departmentally on employee engagement initiatives as well as maintaining the Travel & Expense Policy 

  • Experience in management, budgeting recommendations, and reporting of global employee experience budget.

  • Prior work in the development and tracking of a global experience calendar with local leaders

  • The ability to oversee and develop executive reporting on KPI’s and budget for global travel programs.

  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail that enable you to coordinate and carry out project deliverables on schedule.

  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with customers and senior executives.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced and results-oriented environment.

  • Ability to negotiate high dollar and value agreements with and make recommendations on vendor selection for events as well as travel vendors including hotels, airlines and ground transportation companies.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include: 

  • We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Our   affinity groups  are a great place to start connecting with peers from all across the globe.

  • Appian offers a wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years event management experience in an Enterprise Software and B2B environment.

  • 3+ years experience in management of employee travel processes.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.


About Appian

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. 

Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power and autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile and collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, and all voices are heard. We value and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and actively seek opportunities to better ourselves and others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, we’re focused on lasting positive change. 

Join us.