Senior Manager, Workplace Experience

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At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, almost 20 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car. For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars. How do we do it, you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology. Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!

What You’re Applying For:

The mission of the Workplace Experience Team (the “WE Team”) is to create and support a well-maintained facility, while providing the highest quality service in a responsive and efficient manner, to foster the productivity, innovation, collaboration, efficiency and comfort of all employees as they work to accomplish the Company’s business objectives, and to help the Company to attract and retain talent. As Senior Manager, Workplace Experience, reporting to the Executive Director, Workplace Experience, you will directly impact the WE Team’s strategic direction and day-to-day achievement of its mission.

What You’ll Do:

Key responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Workplace Experience include the following: 

Annual Strategic Plan

  • Work together with the Workplace Experience and Employment Experience teams to devise the WE Team’s annual strategic plan.

  • Lead the execution of that plan to carry out the WE Team’s mission and report quarterly to the Executive Team highlighting the team’s progress against its goals. 

  • Develop a methodology to track, monitor and report on the status of initiatives and continuous operational improvements.


  • Build and manage the department’s annual budget and various reforecasts throughout the year.

  • Review and reconcile expenditures on a monthly basis to facilitate accruals and reclassification of charges as needed.

  • Prepare for monthly expense review meetings by providing explanations of variances.


  • Stay abreast of industry best practices and identify new technologies that will enable optimization of a hybrid work environment where employees are working in-office and remotely.

  • Provide backup support for facility operations

Vendor Management

  • Oversee management of all WE Team vendor relationships. Source and manage vendors necessary for implementation of WE Team Programs


  • Design and implement policies and procedures that ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

  • Lead the Company’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) effort, including managing tabletop exercises and plan updates.

  • Oversee the Company’s safety programs (Rescue Rangers and the Injury and Illness Prevention Program) and training to ensure compliance with legal and property management company requirements.

  • Keep abreast of and report on all applicable federal, state and local requirements related to Covid office reopening and maintenance. Partner with EE and Legal to develop and implement a plan for Edquarters

Internal Events and Experiences

  • Work with the Employment Experience team to build and maintain an annual roadmap of internal employee and workplace related Company events.
  • Work with EE Team to develop and deliver programs that enhance the employee workplace experience and contribute to the Company’s reputation of being a Great Place to Work

Stakeholder Management; WE Team Ambassador

  • Partner cross-functionally with key internal partners on facilities and events-related issues to help those departments accomplish their strategic goals.

  • Be the trusted facilitator and collaborator that assists internal partners in meeting their department goals and their facilities/event needs while being proactive and anticipatory, when possible.

  • Serve as an Edmunds workplace ambassador to internal and external clients, representing the culture and values that serve as the foundation for the Company’s reputation for being a Great Place to Work.

What You Need:

  • Strategic thinker who can see the big picture and proactively identify solutions. 
  • Strong leadership skills in driving large programs with the ability to partner and influence cross-functionally. 
  • Strong project manager, with excellent organizational skills. 
  • Highly flexible and able to change course mid-stream. 
  • Ability to deliver clear and concise verbal and written communication to all levels in an organization. 
  • Strong follow-through and ability to respond to/complete requests/tasks in a timely and thorough manner. 
  • Ability to assess and prioritize workload in a deadline driven environment. 
  • Experience managing large budgets and drafting annual spending plans.

Edmunds Perks:

  • Flexible time off

  • 13 Paid Holidays

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and disability)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Employees) and Health Savings Accounts (Employee and Employer Contributions)

  • 401K Plan with Company Matching at 50%, up to 6% of employee eligible contribution and vesting after 1 year

  • Up to 4 months Paid Parental Leave

  • HeartCash matches employee donations to the causes that are important to them 

  • 2 Days of Paid Time Off for time to dedicate to social impact causes

  • FitCash covers a portion of gym or fitness activity fees 

  • Well being sessions and events such as yoga, meditation and walking challenges 

  • On-going career development sessions and an annual learning event

  • Pet insurance

  • Sabbatical leave

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Plus a coffee bar, frozen yogurt and more!

Working @

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, Built in LA and Inc. Magazine. We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans. If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!

Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.


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An Insider's view of Edmunds

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!


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What does your typical day look like?

Each day I start by building the Edmunds story from the ground up. Using our own unique reporting tools and in collaboration with our product, analytics and marketing team, I can speak to the value of Edmunds. Once this information is complied, I head out to meet with our dealer partners to go over program results, listen, assess their needs.


Account Executive, Major Accounts

What makes someone successful on your team?

I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development.


Director, Digital Futures Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Great ideas are the heartbeat of the Edmunds editorial team and they can come from anywhere. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and we have regular feature meetings where concepts are presented, discussed and evolved. As Editor-in-Chief, I love to be challenged by an idea and it’s hugely rewarding to see them come to fruition.

Alistair Weaver

V.P., Editorial and Editor in Chief

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Edmunds as an IT manager. Now, I manage a team of 100 employees supporting our B2B dealer business. In 18 years, I have grown beyond my own expectations. From the moment I joined the company, each of my professional needs were met. Continued learning, peer support, skills development and opportunities for advancement greet me every day.


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What are Edmunds Perks + Benefits

Edmunds Benefits Overview

We could tell you all our benefits. But then we'd have to hire you.

Our Santa Monica "EdQuarters" is located just two miles from the beach and less than 12 miles from LAX. The office's custom automotive themed designs and enviable amenities create a work environment unlike anything else in the L.A. Area.

We focus on results, not hours. We offer flexible time off as well as 13 paid holidays. Our team enjoys free gourmet coffee and snacks, fresh fruit and many other amenities.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We launched ERGs at Edmunds, which allows employees with a particular commonality or interest to share a space, support each other and spread awareness.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We conduct interview training for all our hiring teams, which highlights the importance of diversity and brings attention to unconscious bias during the recruiting process.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Social Impact Paid Time Off Policy encourages employees to dedicate time to contribute to positive social change.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Game rooms featuring classic video games, Foosball, and air hockey.
Stocked Kitchen
Our team and visitors enjoy free gourmet coffee and snacks, daily deliveries of fresh fruit, a frozen yogurt machine with toppings bar, in addition to other complimentary food and beverage options.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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