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Senior Lead/ Head, Strategy Advanced Manufacturing

Apply now Agency: Economic Development Board
Job no.: 4000904
Work type: Permanent, Permanent, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Corporate Strategy/Top Management, Economics/Statistics, Organisation Development

About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

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About Advanced Manufacturing


The Advanced Manufacturing Division in EDB is responsible for designing and executing national manufacturing strategies to drive transformation and growth of Singapore’s manufacturing ecosystem. This will include research, analysis and solutions development in close partnership with various teams in EDB and external stakeholders (government and industry partners) to formulate and review strategies, develop ecosystems, design value propositions and programmes and identify new business opportunities for implementation. As part of the team, you will find yourself at the forefront of shaping Singapore’s manufacturing sector, which is the key pillar of Singapore’s economy.


This is an individual contributor role. The Head position will entail greater responsibilities in terms of coaching, project management of complex work streams and leading interagency platforms.

You will report to the Director, Advanced Manufacturing.




In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • In-depth analysis and knowledge of disruptive trends and developments in the manufacturing sector
  • Work closely with key companies, teams in EDB (e.g. Accounts, Investment Facilitation Division, Policy & Planning) and relevant external partners (ESG, SSG, WSG) to develop the value propositions and products to ensure manufacturing installed base remains competitive through constant transformation.
  • Leverage RIE-AME investments to build enterprise innovation capabilities for cross-domain impact e.g NRP, AME IAFpp
  • Strengthen the brand of Singapore as a world class advanced manufacturing hub through Community Platforms that foster interaction and collaboration e.g ITAP
  • Partner Account Managers in their company engagement by lending industry expertise and jointly shaping new opportunities



  • Knowledge and interest in manufacturing
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking; exercise analytical rigour for complex issues and able to structure analysis for ambiguous/ complex issues and distil insights and actionable solutions
  • Demonstrate keen sense of business acumen, ability to adapt and react quickly to changes in priorities
  • Strong project management and leadership skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and multiple workstreams, and deliver outcomes effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken; including ability and experience in engaging and managing stakeholders across all levels of seniority internally and externally


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


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