Travel & Workplace Events Manager

7 days left

McLean, Virginia
Jun 30, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time
Working Appian's Workplace and Facilities team the Travel and Workplace Events Manager will be responsible for helping plan and manage global workplace events focused on enhancing the employee experience, as well as assisting with management of large user group meetings and seminars. The Travel Manager will manage our 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.

  • Conduct research and feasibility studies to identify new event opportunities for Appian that support employee experience.
  • Partner with i nternal and external stakeholders to create an ongoing event calendar in partnership with senior leaders to include company-wide employee events and functional events that promote Appian's brand and support local initiatives.
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budget for each event.
  • Negotiate agreements with outside providers and subcontractors and make recommendations on vendor selection.
  • Negotiate preferred rates with hotels, airlines and ground transportation companies.
  • Create and analyze travel spend reports to identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with others to maintain the Corporate Travel & Expense policy.
  • Source venues, when required, recommend and engage catering, acquire supporting technology and coordinate development of materials to execute a quality event.
  • Coordinate and carry out project deliverables on schedule.
  • Work with team to establish staff schedules, task assignments, equipment allocation.
  • Provide post-event analysis, budget recaps and participant feedback and incorporate learning into future events.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

  • 5+ years event management experience in an Enterprise Software and B2B environment.
  • 3+ years experience in management of employee travel process.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • CTSM and/or CMP Preferred.
  • Experience in crafting successful employee engagement events.
  • Critical thinking, strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills to effectively communicate with customers and senior executives.
  • Experience in designing and managing programs that offer a world class customer experience.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced and results-oriented environment.

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world's largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian's success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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