Innovation & Partnership Manager

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Date: 24-Jan-2019

Location: Singapore, Singapore


Objectives/Purpose of the Job

  • Candidate will support the Director, Innovation & Partnerships activities for engagements & interactions between Singtel Group Enterprise (GE) and Singtel Innov8
  • Help identifed start ups (including Innov8 investee companies) leverage on the resources, expertise and networks of the Singtel Group
  • Support the Director in doing high level evaluation of startups and their technologies and articulating the key differences
  • Support the Director to drive deeper engagement and create greater value for GE  
  • Develop, co-ordinate manage Innov8 activities (partnerships, events, workshops, pitching sessions) with GE and/or external parties such as government agencies, industry players and universities
  • Help Innov8 scout from the startup ecosystem with interesting technologies/concepts either for investment or engagement with Singtel Group
  • Support the Director with the management and execution of ICE71 in areas of securing sponsorships, delivering against the ecosystem building strategy and where relevant, to support in the delivery of ICE71 programmes


Qualifications & Experience

  • At least a graduate degree
  • Business development or partnership experience
  • Experience of working with startups and/or involvement in startup ecosystems (i.e. understanding of how startups operate)
  • Event organisation
  • Understanding of technology (telecom, IT cybersecurity, IoT, software defined network, fintech, blockchain, AI,  digital ecosystem)
  • High EQ and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to work with cross functional & cross cultural teams
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Structured thinking
  • Passion for transformation using evolving technology, challenging the status quo
  • Has an appreciation of startups and technologies
  • Innovative and creative
  • Flexibility and the ability to operate at pace in order to meet deadlines
  • Results orientated with strong attention to detail
  • Confident self-motivated person with a high level of drive, dedication, and pride in their work.

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