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[Expired] Senior Manager - Research & Development (R&D Strategic Foresight) - (01REM)

Posted On :8 Sep 2013


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Information and Communication Technology, Engineering (General) , Science
  • Years of Experience: 8
  • Skills: Presentation skills, Project management

Job Descriptions


The incumbent of this position has to develop a deep understanding Singapore's ICT environment, analyse technology trends and develop useful foresights for crafting compelling strategies and programmes, develop technology roadmaps with ICT industry for IDA with buy-in from relevant stakeholders.

  • Develops technology roadmaps in order to provide strategic directions for the ICT industry and RICs for ICT R&D.
  • Formulates trend reports via a portfolio of FUTURES productsin order tokeep management apprised of emerging technology and business trends
  • Key player in cross-functional IDA-wide projects, to implement plans in new and emerging domains
  • Development of forward-looking strategies in order to help Singapore leverage on emerging technology and business trends to improve our competitiveness


  • Good first degree in IT, engineering or science
  • At least 8 years of working experience in the field of technology planning, especially in the areas of technology roadmapping and analysis, forecasting & forward planning methodologies in infocomm-related technologies
  • Experience in drafting technology analysis reports on weekly, monthly and yearly basis for both short and long term trends
  • Experience in developing and drafting short (1-2 yrs), mid (3-5yrs) and long term (>5yrs) technology roadmaps and outlook to support the Chief Technology Officer role
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the local and global infocomm landscape, policy and regulatory frameworks, technology and business trends
  • Appreciation of macro-economic developments that impact the infocomm landscape, ability to interpret & use statistics conducted by the research and statistics unit
  • Knowledge of infocomm technology advancements in Singapore and its competitors, translating insights to actionable strategies that Singapore can undertake
  • Good people, communication, roadmap, facilitation (e.g. conducting workshops), writing, analytical, and presentation skills
  • Practical experience and training in strategic thinking & planning tools would be appreciated
  • Ability to incorporate feedback from various perspectives to develop strategies
  • Able to work in cross-functional teams across multiple domains, with a big picture view of various perspectives and eye for details
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to do forward planning and anticipating stakeholders' interests in the course of project implementation
  • Candidates will prior experience as Principle Investigator will be preferred

Interested candidates please indicate the following information in your application:

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  • Notice period or availability
  • Provide a short write-up to relate your competencies to the role's requirements

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