Head, Strategic Planning

Economic Development Board

Head, Strategic Planning

Economic Development Board

Job Nature: Permanent

Position Level: Experienced

Job Category: Product Development/Management, Research & Development (R&D), Business Development

Qualification: Bachelor's / Honours

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The Strategic Planning team takes a long-range, big picture perspective to assess Singapore’s competitiveness and identify future growth options in the light of global trends. 

We are looking for a Head to join our team to lead key SP work streams that cover Futures, Competition, and Strategy.

Critical to success in this role, is the ability to:

  • Uncover blind spots and gaps, challenge conventional thinking
  • Support robust debate and honest exchange through data, insights and credible external opinion
  • Translate knowledge and insights into strategy and performance implications
  • Work in an unstructured environment and flex in different teams as an individual contributor, manager or peer leader.


The officer should possess the following:

  • Experience/ background in Economics, Engineering, Operations Research and/or relevant interdisciplinary fields
  • Interests in econometrics, strategic planning, strategy development, horizon scanning and competitive analysis
  • Global Ops, AG, Strategy Group and/or P&P experience is a strong advantage
  • Outstanding analytical, problem solving, critical and lateral thinking skills
  • Proven ability to logically structure and substantiate an argument
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage both internal and external clients (including government stakeholders)
Company Overview

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.
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