Padang & Co
Country : Singapore
  • Full-time

Project Manager

We are the Innovation Catalyst for corporates and government. We increase their innovation capabilities by helping them solve important business problems or capitalise on new opportunities.  To do that, we connect them with startups / SMEs, entrepreneurs, non-profits and citizen innovators, and leverage Open Innovation tools and methods, such as co-creation, hackathons, innovation challenges, training, etc.  


Your Mandate

Reporting to the CEO, the (Senior) Project Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day relationship between Padang & Co and our client-partners, as well as our internal project process and coordination.

You will ensure that all projects are delivered on time and on budget, and to the high standard that is expected of Padang & Co by our partners.  In other words, the Project Manager helps to make sure that we deliver what we promise.

Get in touch if you like the sound of these projects that we have in the works: enabling social entrepreneurs to take their first steps in creating their enterprises; innovation incubation programme at a major hospital group; and a series of data innovation challenges involving major multinationals, large local enterprises and government.

Your Key Responsibilities

Open Innovation and new business development

  • We are the Open Innovation Company.  We expect everyone in the team to be passionate about Open Innovation and be conversant in various aspects of Open Innovation, including methologies, strategies, channels, etc.
  • Educate present and prospective partners on Open Innovation.  You will be required to research and contribute to thought leadership materials and other means (such as events) to share and engage with present and potential partners.
  • Support new business activities by writing proposals or tender responses, designing programmes, making presentations, etc.

Project management

  • Have presence, communicate with authority, and be a person of authentic confidence.
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship, project execution and partner expectations in terms of delivery.  This will involve actively managing project timelines and deliverables, as well as our partners' internal and external stakeholders.
  • Projects include hackathons, challenges (competitions), workshops and startup / innovation showcases.
  • Perform all tasks related to administration and finance in a timely and professional manner.

Training and facilitation

  • Assist in preparing the curriculum / programme, presentations and participant materials.
  • Assist in the facilitation of teams at workshops and similar hands-on work events.

Marketing / communications

  • Co-develop marketing and communications materials with the Community Manager, with a focus on the startup, innovation and professional communities.
  • Manage or contribute marketing and communications strategies and plans for our projects.
  • Support the Community Manager to engage our UP Singapore ( citizen innovator community and our sister data innovation community, DEXTRA ( 


The basics:

  • A proven track record in project management and execution - this means you are likely to have at least three years of solid work experience.
  • A strong interest in the technology startup ecosystem, its stakeholders, and related communities (entrepreneur / innovation, developer / tech, data, design, etc.) in Singapore
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly acquire a firm grasp of our Open Innovation ethos and expertly apply them in all our projects.
  • Proven presentation and networking skills.

And what's advantageous:

  • For a Senior Project Manager position - experience managing a small team to deliver projects
  • Prior experience working in or with startups, and hence have a good appreciation of the challenges startups face
  • Experience with social media, marketing and / or advertising campaign execution


3500 - 5000 SGD

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