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Director, Total Rewards

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Corporate
  • Added


Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

Are you an HR leader with your finger on the pulse of the dynamic global compensation and benefits marketplace? Are you an analytics guru that is passionate about leveraging data to craft a compelling employee rewards program that attracts, rewards and retains top talent globally?

Appian is looking for a Director, Total Rewards to join us in our Headquarters, McLean Virginia.  As Director, Total Rewards for Appian, you will lead the team of Compensation and Benefit Associates that provides day-to-day support for Appian’s rapidly growing global workforce. You’ll craft our global compensation approach, benefits administration, and key activities that support the strengthening of Appian’s culture. You will report to the Chief People Officer and will work closely with HR, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Finance, Legal, and business unit leaders to design, deploy, and manage our total rewards program.

About the job:

  • Conduct market analysis reviews to lead the design, development and implementation of global programs including health, wellness, compensation, retirement, time off and other perquisite programs.

  • Work with Appian’s Talent Development and HR Teams to ensure alignment across job levels and types with Appian’s approach to compensation and benefits strategy.

  • Develop plans, educational materials, and communications designed to provide employees, managers, and HR partners with timely and accurate information regarding compensation initiatives.

  • Directly supervise a team that act as Appian’s primary point of contact for internal clients and external vendors on all benefit related topics.

  • Oversee the amendment of plan documents, summary plan descriptions, vendor contracts and any other documents related to plan offerings.

About you:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8 years experience 

  • Compensation and benefits (C&B) experience in a global environment

  • You’ve spent at least 4 years designing and implementing global compensation and/or total rewards programs

  • You stay current with trends and regulatory issues surrounding benefit plan design and administration

  • You’re a data geek and enjoy telling meaningful stories in Excel and/or Tableau

  • You are a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), have a CEBS designation

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups . These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit . [Nasdaq: APPN]

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