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Senior Manager/Assistant Vice President, Health & Wellness Industry Development Practice

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 Healthcare Group

Globally, technological advancements are disrupting the way people seek healthcare and extend their health span. Firms across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology and digital health sectors are re-inventing their products and services, as well as business and delivery models.


As part of EDB’s continuous efforts to grow the healthcare industry, we develop compelling propositions and engage leading companies to anchor global and regional activities in Singapore. This contributes to EDB’s overall vision, for Singapore to be the choice location in Asia where healthcare companies innovate new products, services, business and delivery models, and manufacture for the regional and global market.



You will play a crucial role in the team to:

  • Lead the sensing of emerging trends, technologies and innovations in the healthcare industry, to synthesize the relevance for Singapore and identify the next growth frontiers
  • Develop and design value propositions and products that draw on both the private and public sector ecosystem, that will attract globally leading companies and promising unicorns
  • Execute and implement initiatives and programmes to enable the growth and transformation of the Healthcare industry in Singapore


You will also engage some of the largest healthcare companies in the world to:

  • Attract new investments into Singapore and ensure the smooth delivery of key activities across R&D, Manufacturing and Regional commercial functions
  • Facilitate cross-company or cross-industry or private-public partnerships or ventures which may generate new business or market opportunities


You will work closely with various teams in EDB (e.g. International Operations, Accounts, Strategy, New Ventures, Planning & Policy) and across the whole of Government to achieve the above objectives.


This is an individual contributor role and you will report to the Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare.



  • Bachelors/Masters/PhD in a scientific discipline
  • 8-12 years of experience in scientific and business roles, preferably in the healthcare industry
  • Analytical and thinking skills with ability to do in-depth analysis of complex issues and put forth actionable solutions
  • Project management skills and ability to deliver outcomes effectively across multiple workstreams
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and ability to adapt effectively in ambiguous situations
  • 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
    • building and maintaining positive client relationships  
  • Possess a driven, self-motivated and positive attitude, excellent work ethic and is a team player who can work in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • 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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