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Senior Manager / Assistant Vice President, Innovation Economy (Strategy Group)

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

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 Innovation Economy division

As the lead government agency in charting Singapore’s overall economic development, EDB plays a critical role in defining what an innovation economy looks like for Singapore and formulating the strategies toward it. The Innovation Economy division in EDB is responsible for uncovering and incubating new economic opportunities and to bolster Singapore’s value propositions as an innovation ecosystem for companies.


About the Role

In this role, you will be part of a dynamic team to identify and incubate new areas of growth, as well as to co-create solutions and develop strategies to strengthen Singapore as an innovation economy. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with local and global innovation actors, and contribute towards expanding the base of enterprises in Singapore with the means to create globally competitive products, services and businesses from Singapore.


The candidate will be responsible for charting the development of new economic opportunities, and is also expected to advise on innovation processes to enhance organisational excellence in identifying and developing new growth areas.


Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and engage companies and their stakeholders (e.g. customers, suppliers, research institutions) to gather insights on new economic opportunities
  • Analyse and synthesise findings to map industry value chains, challenges and needs
  • Develop compelling value propositions and co-create solutions to strengthen Singapore as an innovation economy, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. industry groups in EDB, other government agencies and industry partners). This includes the co-creation of solutions to meet the needs of new economic opportunities.
  • Engage and partner with companies to consider Singapore as their location to site regional and global activities related to the new economic opportunities.
  • Contribute to EDB’s innovation process through learning on the job and refinement of the internal innovation toolkit



  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience, with applications of design thinking principles or innovation methodologies/tools (e.g. Lean Start-Up) and/or working on corporate innovation, venture building or business strategy & development
  • Passionate about playing a role in developing the future growth drivers for Singapore, with a strong interest in emerging trends, future industries, and technologies
  • Demonstrates a keen sense of business acumen with strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Resourceful with a self-starter mindset; strong ability to develop and execute ideas and initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken; is adept at engaging a range of internal and external stakeholders across seniority levels  
  • Strong team player in an agile environment; versatile and open to learn, explore and experiment
  • 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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