Corporate Strategy & Development Associate

Glaukos is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world's leading causes of blindness. We have pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. We launched the iStent, our first MIGS device, in the United States in July 2012 and we are leveraging our platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale injectable therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression. We believe the iStent is the smallest medical device ever approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, measuring 1.0 mm long and 0.33 mm wide.

As a Corporate Strategy and Development Associate, based in our headquarters in San Clemente, you will partner with the global functional business leaders on strategy and analysis, and with the executive leadership team on strategy, business development, and M&A opportunities. The role will help drive the business forward strategically and analytically, including global plan design, assisting with strategic initiatives and partnering with the functional areas of the business (globally) to drive performance.

Key Responsibilities

Global Strategy:

  • Manage the long range plan and contribute to design of strategic analytics, including marketplace opportunity and global expansion
  • Work with international teams to understand growth drivers and perform bottoms' up analyses to support global financial models
  • Perform ongoing and quarterly analyses for sales performance, earnings release support, etc.
  • Evaluate operating results and present explanations on variances to senior management
  • Prepare management presentations
  • Perform and present complex financial analysis on budgets, cash flow, operating results and business plans
  • Perform analyses on company-wide capital, headcount and capital expenditures projects

Corporate Development & M&A:

  • Develop financial models to support business development projects, including licensing, IP and M&A related activities
  • Research marketplace activity, competition and new technologies and propose opportunities to business development team
  • Monitor & organize business development conversations, relationships & activity for communication to the broader BD team
  • Prepare financial models comparing license and purchase options for new assets
  • Perform complex financial analysis on return on investment, capital budgeting and net present value cash flow projections

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Manage the annual budget and forecasting process
  • Identify opportunities to increase forecasting accuracy globally
  • Provide financial analysis, reporting, evaluation and support on other key projects and initiatives
  • Perform analysis on financial statements and key performance indicators
  • Prepare monthly business reviews: meet with business partners to analyze budget versus actuals, while supporting the business to ensure strategic goals are met. Provide analysis on risks, opportunities and variances

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or economics required
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform required analysis quickly and accurately under tight deadlines with great flexibility for change
  • Ability to communicate complex information throughout the company in an efficient and thoughtful manner
  • Motivation to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work in an efficient manner to achieve high levels of performance
  • Ability to receive and communicate highly confidential information
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent technical knowledge of budgeting, cash management and financial analysis
  • Familiarity with financial planning, forecasting and monthly financial reporting
  • Extensive knowledge of financial principles and practices

We offer competitive salary (based on experience), bonus eligibility, medical/dental/vision, life insurance, stock options, 401(k) Employer Match, 3 weeks paid time off, 13 company paid holidays, Employee Stock Purchase Program and 2 additional paid days off to volunteer in our community, plus the opportunity to work for a company that is pioneering a new glaucoma treatment class. Check out our profile on The Muse to get an inside look at our company culture:

Glaukos has been recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the best companies to work for in in Orange County, check out page 8 at

Glaukos Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/E-Verify/Affirmative Action employer.


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