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Senior Lead/ Head, Conglomerates (Water Industry focus)

Apply now Agency: Economic Development Board
Job no.: 4000893
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories: Marketing/Business Development

About Conglomerates division

The Conglomerates division partners with large multinational companies with multiple businesses in a variety of industries, to develop and implement strategies in their pursuit of new opportunities in Singapore for the region and/or globally.

Specific to this role, you will be working closely with relevant government agencies to shape Singapore’s water industry R&D plans for the next 5 years, and facilitate and explore water industry-related business opportunities in Singapore from key multinational companies and large local enterprises.

You will report to the Executive Director, Conglomerates.


  • Collaborate with relevant government agencies (e.g. PUB and National Research Fund) and other ecosystem players (research institutes, institutes of higher learning) in shaping Singapore’s water industry R&D plans for the next 5 years
  • Identify, assess and facilitate water-industry related business and R&D opportunities from key multinational companies and large local enterprises
  • Work with internal EDB teams (e.g. Policy and Planning, Finance) in the planning and execution of structuring project opportunities and grant management and execution
  • Provide regular updates and reports on the development of water-industry R&D plans and the progress of project partnerships with companies



  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience, with good understanding of the water industry or R&D ecosystem, and managing public-private partnerships
  • Ability to analyse in-depth different complex issues and put forth actionable solutions
  • Keen sense of business acumen and experience in project management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken; including ability and experience in engaging stakeholders within EDB and externally
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a team player
  • Singaporean

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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