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Senior Manager/AVP – Strategy, Innovation

Apply now Agency: Economic Development Board
Job no.: 4002079
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories: Corporate Strategy/Top Management

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 center
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.

For more information on EDB, please visit

Job Responsibilities
In your role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Review and recommend policies to sharpen Singapore’s competitiveness as a location for
    corporate innovation activities
  • Analyse the research and innovation intensity of sectors which EDB oversees, to define EDB’s approach in encouraging industry research and innovation activities
  • Work closely with key companies, partner agencies (e.g. A*STAR, ESG and NRF) and divisions in EDB (e.g. Accounts, Investment Facilitation, Policy & Planning) to develop value propositions around talent and open innovation in Singapore
  • Drive and coordinate EDB’s involvement in whole-of-government R&D and innovation initiatives such as Global Innovation Alliance, Industry Alignment Fund, and Central Gap



  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably in innovation-related or policy-making roles
  • Demonstrates a keen sense of business acumen, ability to adapt and respond quickly to changes in priorities
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking; ability to exercise analytical rigour for complex issues, structure analysis for ambiguous / complex issues and distil insights and actionable solutions
  • Singaporean

We assess applications on a rolling basis and applicants may expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.

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