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Manager, Business Environment

Apply Now Work type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Others

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.

For more information on EDB, please visit www.edb.gov.sg

About Business Environment Division   


The Business Environment (BE) Division plays an instrumental role in supporting EDB’s role in planning and executing policies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation and talent.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to engage with the business community, and work with various government agencies and internal divisions to develop incentive products, policy governance and competitiveness monitoring, and business process re-engineering and systems development.



In this role, your responsibilities will include the following aspects:

    • Create and optimise incentive administration workflow
    • Detect trends in incentives portfolio data, assess gaps in incentives offerings and put forth recommendation for the development of new incentives
    • Identify and troubleshoot incentive administration workflow or systems implementation gaps
    • Drive enhancements to business processes pertaining to the usage of incentive products
    • Investigate performance gaps to determine the contributory factors and root causes, and propose intervention measures to remediate performance gaps
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (e.g. IT, Finance, business users) to ensure successful implementation of such measures
    • Validate the overall financial health of a company’s business or a project’s financial feasibility, and assess risks and opportunities for the company/ project and their potential implications to business operations, strategy, models and commercial considerations of companies, in partnership with our sales teams
    • Assess and validate the attractiveness of project or partnership interests through anticipated benefits to Singapore and spinoffs to the economy, and formulate recommended steps and responses for Board management and ministry stakeholders, in partnership with our sales teams
    • Monitor international developments that impact Singapore’s economic competitiveness, primarily but not limited to, developments in various incentives/measures to encourage investments and/or trade



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

  • Three to five years of working experience, preferably in any of the areas mentioned above (e.g. tax, corporate finance, legal, digital products) though experience in other areas may also be considered
  • Keen interest in current affairs, especially on global developments on trade and tax issues
  • Possess a driven, self-motivated and positive attitude, excellent work ethic and is a team player
  • Demonstrated aptitude towards policy design and system thinking, and strong analytical thinking to deal with complex problems
  • Open-minded to opportunities to work across any combination of the areas mentioned above
  • Strong project management and leadership skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and multiple workstreams, and deliver outcomes effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Singaporean

We review applications and interview on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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