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Head, Regional Partnerships

Apply now Agency: Economic Development Board
Job no.: 4000940
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Marketing/Business Development

The Regional Partnerships Division (RPD) is a division in the Singapore Economic Development Board that seeks to (i) facilitate engagements and provide solutions in Southeast Asia for Singapore-based companies; (ii) identify broad economic trends in Southeast Asia; and (iii) lead various efforts such as working groups to engage relevant external parties. RPD works closely with government agencies and the private sector in Singapore and the region.



Roles & Responsibilities



(i) Engagements with Government officials in Southeast Asia



Most of the projects within Southeast Asia that the Singapore government agencies are driving require close coordination with the various relevant authorities at the provincial or state level, as well as the national level. You will need to:



  • Strategise EDB’s overall approach to Southeast Asia, and how to strengthen Singapore’s position as the business capital of the region.
  • Identify and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the relevant ministries and agencies.
  • Develop solutions and facilitate engagements for Singapore-based companies and other MNCs that are interested in setting up or expanding in the region.
  • Work closely with the various key stakeholders in-market to ensure tight coordination and timeliness to key project milestones.



(ii) Annual inter-governmental platforms on economic affairs



EDB is involved in various inter-governmental platforms that drive economic collaboration initiatives in the relevant business sectors in the region. Your roles are as follow:



  • Secretariat duties
  • Represent EDB
  • Work with MTI and other government agencies to determine the agenda and strategy for various G-to-G platforms



(iii) Facilitating business development in Southeast Asia



You are required to work closely within EDB to identify relevant project opportunities and with the private sector to facilitate their business interests in the region. The relevant stakeholders include industrial park developers, MNCs and EDB clients. Your roles are as follow:



  • Work with the relevant stakeholders to curate visits for EDB clients
  • Follow up on the interest of EDB clients.
  • Engage EDB clients with existing operations in the region as part of EDB’s effort to obtain feedback and gain support through the various G-G platforms.



(iv) EDB’s Southeast Asia strategy



RPD also helps to shape EDB’s overall strategy towards Southeast Asia, including how to better work with Singapore-based companies and regional companies, to tap into the growth potential of the region. This would include deep dives on Southeast Asia topics, which would feed into EDB’s mid to long-term strategy.



Job Requirements



To meet the challenges of this role, you must have/be:



  • A degree in any discipline
  • A Singapore citizen
  • At least 6 years of working experience in a similar role with exposure to the region
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to synthesize information and conceptualize ideas through creative & logical thinking
  • A keen interest in Singapore’s business environment and its links to the region.
  • An interest in regional policy formulation and willingness to be hands-on in implementing policy changes
  • A good team player and mediator with strong communication skills and a regional outlook.
  • Short regional travel may be required



We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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