Manager, New Ventures - Venture Building (1 + 1 yr contract)
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Categories: New Ventures
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.
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About New Ventures
Companies globally are getting disrupted by technology and shifts in business models. There is an urgent need for them to be developing new revenue streams or businesses. The EDB New Ventures team is fuelling the drive in corporate venture building and new venture creation here in Singapore to address this.
In EDB New Ventures, we are spearheading novel ways of supporting companies in their corporate venturing journey. This include embarking on joint venture building sprints alongside strategic corporate partners to accelerate the ideation and incubation of venture ideas. To drive awareness and level up the ecosystem capabilities in corporate venturing, our team is also responsible for developing and executing new outreach models, products and solutions that can better equip corporates as they build new ventures.
We are looking for a Manager to support the engagement of companies, preparation and execution of venture building sprints and launch initiatives and solutions to level up the corporate venturing ecosystem in Singapore.
Key responsibilities will include:
Conduct, synthesise and present quantitative and qualitative research about the venture idea, including related key trends, competitors, market needs, technical feasibility and commercial viability, that would help to strategically frame and guide the concept forward.
Support the customer discovery process of the venture building sprint by identifying and securing customer interview targets, developing hypotheses and interview questions, synthesising insights arising from customer interviews, mapping out the customer journey and personas.
Brainstorming of opportunity areas, crafting of innovative and viable value propositions for the potential business concepts
Organise and execute online and physical events for the corporate venturing ecosystem. Key tasks include proposing event concepts, drafting event collaterals, handling RSVPs, coordinate event logistics, prepare and collate post-event survey
Generate ideas and content to engage the corporate venturing ecosystem digitally, including driving traffic and engagement on existing and new channels
Support senior members of the New Ventures team and EDB business units in meetings with companies and in external conferences by preparing pre and post meeting materials.
As the candidate gains more experience, there will be opportunities to develop leadership, strategy formulation, business development and customer engagement skills.
To meet the challenges of this role, you must have:
A strong interest and passion in start-up/venture creation
At least 3-5 years of working experience, preferably in a product management, concept exploration and design, human-centered research capabilities, market analysis and strategy development role
Experience working alongside multiple stakeholders to create new products, services and business models
Any discipline with relevant working experience
Strong analytical ability to undertake research and distil research and interview data into insights
Having an understanding of Agile, lean and user-centered design methodologies is a plus
Familiarity with digital platforms and tools, including Miro, Airtable and LinkedIn is a plus
Proactive, with a high level of resourcefulness to drive new initiatives and projects. Strong organisational, time management and multi-tasking skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Positive attitude and strong team player
We review applications on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.
Advertised: Singapore Standard Time 08 Oct 2020
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time
08 Jan 2021