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Manager, Benefits

  • 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.

The Manager, Benefits is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and management of all global benefits programs and providing direct supervision to a team of Benefits Specialists.. The Manager, Benefits maintains and enhances Appian’s benefits offerings to attract and retain top talent within the company. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of Appian’s statutory and supplemental benefits programs in multiple countries including expanding our benefit offerings and providing outstanding support to employees.

To Be Successful In This Role, You Will:

  • Lead the design, development, and delivery of best in class benefits programs to support our business goals and attract and retain top talent.

  • Own annual global benefits renewal cycles, including project planning, cost analysis and communications planning.

  • Partner closely with external benefits brokers to understand current market trends and make recommendations for benefits plan design and carrier selections.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing communications plans, materials and microsites to effectively communicate the value of Appian’s benefits package.

  • Evaluate and lead efforts to explore and implement new benefit options and enhancements for current offerings.

  • Track and monitor financial spend of all benefits programs to ensure alignment with budget and maximum value for our spend.

  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures for administration of all global benefits plans, partnering with HRIS and Operations Teams.

  • Manage and provide guidance to a team of Global Benefits Specialists.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in global benefits design and management, with a deep understanding of benefit practices in EMEA and North America.

  • Strong knowledge of compliance requirements for benefits programs, including experience with LOA, ADA, and other compliance programs.

  • Experience administering 401k and managing global pension plans.

  • Strong vendor management experience, including experience negotiating contracts and managing vendor relationships.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.

Key areas:

  • Design comprehensive benefits program

  • Management of renewal cycles

  • Running of OE

  • Development and delivery of comms strategy/plan utilizing multiple channels

  • Management and development of a team

  • Empathy and customer-service attitude to working with employee queries

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

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