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Senior Manager / Assistant Vice President, Human Capital Division

Apply Now Work type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Planning and Policy

About the 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 the Human Capital Division

The Human Capital Division creates and implements solutions to ensure a sustainable cutting-edge workforce to drive current and future growth industries in Singapore.  These include influencing national manpower polices and strategies, developing a conducive education and capability development ecosystem to build an industry-ready workforce, enabling Singaporeans to seize good job opportunities, creating tools and initiatives to enhance talent development across sectors and collaborating with EDB’s industry divisions to shape sectoral resource optimisation and talent strategies.


Your responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Partner, advise and co-develop industry/firm-level solutions with EDB’s industry divisions to address talent and capability development interests and/or needs.
  • Engage and work closely with other government agencies and tertiary education institutions on policies and initiatives to augment the workforce.
  • Manage and review talent development products, such as training grants. This involves development and review of guidelines, advisory on use of product and review of product policy through engagement with stakeholders, analysis of product data etc.
  • Analyse workforce data so as to facilitate policy development and enhancement.


In addition to leading key workstreams, you will also need to flex in different teams as a manager or peer leader.


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

  • A degree in any discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience; preferably exposure to consulting, capability development, corporate/regional HR experience or related areas
  • Independent, inquisitive, open-minded and resourceful
  • A strategic thinker with strong analytical ability
  • Good language and writing skills
  • Familiarity and interest in the areas of education, training and human capital development would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage and manage internal and external stakeholders across seniority
  • 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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