Assistant Manager, Accelerator – Technology & Innovation Department

Cyberjaya

Managerial

Fixed Term Contract

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To support in designing and implementing the accelerator programme under MaGIC to accelerate the growth of the Malaysian, regional and global startup ecosystem and create a critical mass of investment-ready startups. In addition, to be the subject matter expert in establishing monitoring, controls and governance processes.


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Job Requirements

  • At least a degree from a recognised university 
  • 5 to 6 years of experience in some / all of the following: project or programme management, startups entrepreneurship, corporate and stakeholder development or innovation; 
  • Has proven experience in working with various corporate partners with innovation-based projects; 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the startup ecosystem within Malaysia, ASEAN and international context and a strong interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, investment and venture capital; 
  • Ability to design judging sheet, selection criteria and mentoring competency with the given framework design and competencies; 
  • Ability to lead a team on the latest online education platform tools such as Edpuzzle, Slack, Zoom and etc; 
  • Ability to provide work with mentors on participant competency gap 
  • Agile with multiple projects and short deadlines 
  • Experience in developing strategies and roadmaps for assigned programme 
  • Experience in programme content curation 
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well under pressure, manage programmes through completion, on time and on budget; 
  • Ability to connect across startups, investors, corporates and government agencies to deliver integrated strategy for MaGIC; 
  • Comfortable with minimal supervision but highly result-driven; 
  • Demonstrates ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and programme, as well as manage team relations (people-oriented); 
  • Strong and clear communicator and attention to detail. 

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Responsibilities

  • Assisting and supporting in developing the programme plan and owning the responsibility for the successful execution of the programme. This includes day-to-day aspects (team management, programme governance, company’s SOP); 
  • Identifying areas of improvement (programme design, policies & procedures) and leading the development and continuous evolution of the accelerator programme. 
  • This includes the strategic direction of the new MaGIC programme(s); 
  • Identifying, evaluating and tracking suitable startups for admission into the programme; 
  • Executing the overall logistics and programming of the accelerator, including calendar management (mentors, speakers, and events); 
  • Planning and controlling the expenditure of the approved budget for the programme; 
  • Escalating major programme issues and risks as necessary; 
  • Ensuring cross-departmental collaboration to maximise synergistic benefits; 
  • Supporting in generating and maintaining relationships with programme partners;
  • Establishing and nurturing strong networks with startups, mentors, sponsors, investors, internal/external partners, stakeholders and other government agencies.

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About

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

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MaGIC discovers and empowers technology startups and social innovators through creativity, innovation and technology adoption, and develops a vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in Malaysia. Since its inception in 2014, MaGIC has provided its community of start-ups, investors and ecosystem players with capacity building programmes, market & funding opportunities and regulatory assistance that impacted more than 100,000 aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs with overall value creation of RM1.9 billion. As an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), MaGIC facilitates, navigates and enables the ecosystem with the mission of strengthening Malaysia’s position as an emerging innovation nation.