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Industry Transformation Advisor (ITA)

Reporting to the Director, Jobs Development Partner Programme Office, the ITA will work with the respective Trade Association and Chambers (TAC) to conduct outreach events to promote the Jobs Development Partner Programme and to generate company leads to participate in the Programme.

Under the Programme, the ITA is instrumental in engaging companies to provide in-depth holistic advisory and propose suitable transformation projects to help address the company’s problem statement(s)or explore growth opportunities. The ITA will also work with companies to create and redesign jobs under the Jobs Development Partner Programme.

This is a contract position for two years with possible extension.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work directly with companies to provide advisory work relating to business transformation and human capital development
  • Identify business opportunities, develop solutions proposal, and play an active role in project implementation
  • Responsible for project and client management to achieve or exceed Jobs Development Partner Programme goals, objectives, activities and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Conduct/co-organise industry market studies, focus group and research, as well as perform data analysis and prepare business reports
  • Plan and execute outreach activities to meet Jobs Development Partner Programme Office objectives
  • Senior ITA will be required to oversee a small team of ITAs


  • At least 5 to 15 years of business experience and a background of 5 years at the management level
  • A strong and demonstrated track record in consultancy, advisory or leading transformation projects such as digitisation, innovation, internationalisation, sustainability, productivity or job redesign
  • Experience in industries such as Wholesale Trade / Seafood Trade / Retail / Food services / Logistics / Construction / Manufacturing / Furniture is preferred
  • Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge in current developments, trends in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge
  • A good understanding of government policies, grants, incentives, local and international business environment (for e.g., economic, and political trends) that impact business
  • Proficiency in delivering business report to presenting solutions and managing the project implementation with clients
  • Well-developed core consulting skills of research, analysis, planning, presentation, negotiation, communication (written and spoken), presentation, facilitation skills and customer relationship skills
  • Able to build relationship and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Exceptional in problem solving skills – an analytical, innovative, and creative mindset
  • Resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, able to work independently
  • Bilingual in both Mandarin and English is an added advantage to communicate with Mandarin speaking internal and external stakeholders