Meeting Planning Specialist in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Meeting Planning Specialist will deliver best in class events and meetings for Stryker's Medical division in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


  • Execute on event requirements for the Kalamazoo site including by not limited to Holiday Party, Catalyst, Stryker Fest, Bring your Child to work day, employee week, United Way Campaign, Comm University, 401K Match Day, Community involvement initiatives and additional events and programs as required for the site
  • Play a key role on the Kalamazoo based engagement committee – The Voice
  • Execute meeting requirements, plans and schedules for assigned meetings. Requirements include but are not limited to: invitations, registration, air and ground travel, food and beverage, audio visual, amenity selection, billing reconciliation, program evaluations and follow-up with minimal direction.
  • Execute meetings within established budget and ensure timely and accurate processing of meeting planning expenses.
  • Establish relationships with immediate team and internal customers to provide a team approach to the successful planning and implementation of all programs.
  • Provide high quality, effective meeting planning support and on-site support as required.
  • Support other team members in the execution of meetings.
  • Act in the best interest of Stryker, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3 years’ work experience in meeting, conference, or special event planning required.
  • Must be PC-literate with high level knowledge of MS Office applications, including Excel.
  • Certified Meeting Planner or qualified to take CMP exam, or equivalent experience preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills, including ability to tailor communication style to audience.
  • Excellent grammar, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments and functions.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Direct work experience planning multiple back to back meetings.
  • Experience with contract negotiations with national hotels and vendors.
  • Ability to develop & maintain relationships with internal customers, colleagues & industry contacts.

Physical/Safety Requirements:

  • May be required to move equipment up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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