Careers

As the apex business chamber, SBF is committed to advocating key issues that impact the Singapore business community, helping enterprises develop capabilities and venture overseas.

We believe that our people are the driving force in helping the business community. We pride ourselves in developing our employees’ and are committed to creating a conducive work environment.

Interested applicants for the job opportunities below are invited to email your cover letter and detailed resume including a recent photograph, contact details, notice period as well as current and expected salaries.

The following opportunities are now available:

Global Business Division – China & North Asia Markets


Job Responsibilities
  • Create and manage projects, events and seminars to promote and develop trade and investments, including facilitating deals and projects for member companies for the China / North Asia regions.
  • Drive China / North Asia market programmes and activities through marketing and coordination with all relevant parties.
  • Develop and manage programmes and new initiatives to benefit Singapore’s business community.
  • Conduct research work on different markets and industries.
  • Identify business trends and opportunities in China / North Asia and generate business opportunities for Singapore companies.
  • Maintain and enhance working relationships with local and foreign partners, including government bodies, business chambers / associations and Singapore and foreign companies.
  • Manage companies' database and maintain good working relationships.
  • Prepare and issue marketing materials.
Requirements
  • Degree with at least 8-10 years’ working experience, preferably with at least 5 years’ experience in business development and/or marketing.
  • A good understanding of local and international business environments and how economic and political trends impact business.
  • Relevant working experience in the relevant countries and sector(s) would be an added advantage.
  • Result-oriented, creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

Marketing & Corporate Communications


Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, you will join a dynamic team to develop and implement all of SBF’s marketing and communications activities, primarily through our social media channels.

The ideal candidate will be creative, driven and passionate about making a difference in the local business community. A strong work ethic and the ability to excel under deadline pressure is a must. As a member of a small team, the candidate will be a good team player who brings unique and creative ideas to the table as well as excel as an individual contributor. You should also have a keen interest in social media and be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends.


Job Responsibilities:

Marketing Communications

  • Primary responsibilities include working with various external and internal stakeholders to plan and develop good quality multimedia (photo, video, infographics, etc) content for social media, managing posts and responding to online feedback
  • Take primary responsibility for the creation/production of eDMs & updating of the corporate website
  • Assist to develop and leverage digital and print communication platforms to raise awareness of SBF, drive participation in the Federation’s activities, and increase engagement & reach via our social media channels

Corporate Communications

  • Assist in articulating SBF’s vision, mission, value proposition, and organisational objectives to garner appropriate perception and image of the Federation, befitting its stature as apex business chamber
  • Assist to develop corporate materials, including annual report, corporate brochure, corporate video & corporate gifts – from production to approval
  • Serve as custodian of SBF’s corporate identity and communication platforms

Media

  • Provide administrative support to all media-related activities, including media engagement material
  • Assist to provide advisory to internal users on media outreach & management
  • Any other responsibilities and duties as assigned

Requirements
  • A good Degree in Communications and/or Marketing
  • 2-3 years relevant training and/or working experience in digital & marketing communications
  • Exceptional written, verbal, analytical & interpersonal skills (writing samples required)
  • Strong digital marketing communications experience & skills with proven experience in social media management
  • Exceptional ability to produce creative content (i.e. videos, photos, infographics, etc.) & hands-on experience in content management
  • Good knowledge of SEO, Google Analytics and Facebook insights, to assess the effectiveness of our social media content & campaigns
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within tight timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word is required
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Joomla is appreciated

Membership & TAC Engagement


The position reports and works closely with the Assistant Executive Director of Membership & TAC Engagement to develop and drive active engagement programmes for the members through the various outreach channels and with/through the TAC Alliance partners.


Job Responsibilities 
      • Outreach and engage SBF members to promote and create awareness of its services and programmes;
      • Work closely with stakeholders (SBF members, TAC partners and etc) to identify their interests and needs to develop relevant outreach strategies, channels, programmes and initiatives;
      • Establish, manage and strengthen relationships with partners and stakeholders, to build up the SBF’s business community and ecosystem for better collaboration;
      • Develop, manage and support the TAC-related initiatives eg TAC Alliance community, conferences and other activities;
      • Any other responsibilities and duties as assigned;

Requirements
      • A good degree with 3-7 years' of relevant working experience
      • Good analytical, consultation, planning, project management, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
      • A keen learner and proactive self-starter, with a willingness to work across a number of subject areas
      • Passionate, results-oriented and capable of multi-tasking
      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor
      • Applicants without the minimum pre-requisites must have a good understanding of businesses’ interests and concerns
      • Experience with business intelligence or data analytics tools would be an added advantage

Strategy & Development


On 1 January 2018, SBF re-positioned itself as the apex business platform, working closely with other trade associations and chambers to promote the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community. We also act as the bridge between Singapore businesses and our Government. As a key part of our re-positioning, SBF has committees of business leaders to champion important issues of concern to significant segments of our business community and pursue programmes and activities to help the community itself. Two of such committees are the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) and the SBF Digitalisation Committee.

As Executive Director, Advocacy & Actions, you will lead a team of officers to work closely with these two committees in their advocacy work and pursuit of high impact programmes to help businesses. The topics covered range from business environment, cost competitiveness, technology (including digitalisation), innovation, manpower, skills to facilitating collaborations amongst businesses for large contacts to help SMEs to establish their track record. We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill this role.

This is a Senior Management role within SBF. The candidate must be able to show leadership working with our top business leaders and senior government officials.

The work will include:

      • Working closely with business leaders, your team, our Research & Publishing Department, and other SBF Divisions to identify and derive insights on key issues affecting significant segment(s) of our business community.
      • Working closely with business leaders and your team to develop advocacy messages and recommendations (including annual recommendations for the Singapore Budget), and pursue high impact programmes and activities to assist our business community.
      • Helping to secure the necessary resources (including funding) to undertake the work.
      • Handling any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to you by SBF from time to time.
      Your work will involve working closely with the other departments and divisions in SBF and the other stakeholders in the ecosystem to facilitate the committees’ work.


Requirements
      • A good degree in Business or a relevant discipline.
      • A good understanding of the key issues and concerns of our Singapore business community, especially our SMEs.
      • A passion for helping to grow Singapore businesses.
      • Ability to build a collaborative ecosystem of private and public sector institutions and resources to help our businesses.
      • Excellent qualitative, quantitative and problem-solving skills.
      • Capable of holding P&L responsibilities, and resourceful in securing the necessary sponsorship/funds to enable the department to pursue the programmes and activities that are in line with the respective committees’ advocacy messages.
      • A good understanding of our Government’s policies, programmes, and schemes for businesses and Government regulations that impact businesses.
      • At least 15 years of working experience in both public and private sectors – specifically in roles that help Singapore businesses grow.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey complex matters in a succinct and easy to understand manner.
      • Proficient in supervising the organising of conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions.
      • Possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and good recommendations.
      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.


On 1 January 2018, SBF re-positioned itself as the apex business platform promoting the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community and acting as the bridge between businesses and our government. As a key part of the re-positioning, we have formed committees of business leaders to champion important issues of concern to significant segments of the business community and pursue activities to help the community itself. Two of such committees are the SBF Digitalisation Committee and the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation and Productivity. The focus of the former committee is on helping companies, especially SMEs, adopt digital technologies. The focus of the later committee is on helping our SMEs to innovate and adopt technology that is beyond digital technologies. All these efforts are with the objective of helping businesses to increase their productivity and transform. We are looking for a dynamic individual with the required skills and passion to lead a team to work closely with these two committees and the relevant stakeholders to: 

      • Gather & analyse feedback and conduct studies to better identify the challenges faced by businesses, especially our SMEs, in innovating and adopting technology, and the policies, programmes and activities that our Government and the business community itself should pursue to address the challenges.

      • Work with the business community and relevant stakeholders to identify what policies and programmes should be put in place, or changed, as businesses’ inputs to the annual Singapore Budget.

      • Develop and drive programmes, and activities, that will encourage greater innovation and technology adoption by businesses.
      • Pursue any other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned to you by the organisation.

Requirements:

      • Minimally a degree in Business, Information Technology (IT) or a relevant discipline.

      • 8 or more years of relevant working experience in the private or public sector, especially in the area of encouraging companies to innovate and adopt technology.

      • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, especially our SMEs, in the area of innovation and technology adoption.

      • A passion for helping businesses grow.

      • Excellent qualitative, quantitative and problem-solving skills.

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically.

      • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions/recommendations and operationalising the solutions/recommendations.

      • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results.

      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.

      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor.

      • Proficient in organising forums, seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions.


On 1 January 2018, SBF re-positioned itself as the apex business platform promoting the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community and acting as the bridge between businesses and our government. As a key part of the re-positioning, we have formed committees of business leaders to champion important issues of concern to significant segments of the business community and pursue activities to help the community itself. Two of such committees are the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation & Productivity and the SBF Digitalisation Committee. The focus of the SMEC Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation & Productivity is on helping our SMEs to innovate and adopt technology that is beyond digital technologies. The focus of the SBF Digitalisation Committee is on helping companies, especially SMEs, to adopt digital technologies. All these efforts are with the objective of helping businesses to increase their productivity and transform. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Advocacy & Actions Department with the required knowledge, skills and passion in helping our SMEs to innovate and digitalise more, as well as to help staff and implement the work of these two committees.

Responsibilities:

      • Gather and analyse feedback on the challenges faced by Singapore businesses, especially SMEs, in the areas of innovating and adopting digital technologies more. This is in line with the objective of coming up with the appropriate advocacy messages for Government, our workers and the business community itself, and developing high impact programmes to help the business community.

      • Conduct and co-ordinate studies where relevant, in collaboration with our Research & Publishing Department. This may involve putting together case studies of companies that having innovated and/or digitalised well, for other companies to learn from.

      • Develop advocacy messages, including our annual SMEC Budget Recommendations, on the topics concerned.

      • Develop and operationalise high-impact programmes that are consistent with the advocacy messages of the SBF Digitalisation Committee and SBF SMEC Technology, Innovation & Productivity Sub-committee. This will involve collaborating with various stakeholders.

      • Pursue any other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned to you by the organisation.

Requirements:

      • Minimally a degree in Business or a relevant discipline.

      • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, especially SMEs, in the area of innovation and technology (including digital technology) adoption and our Government’s policies and programmes in this area.

      • 2 to 7 years of working experience in the private and/or public sector in encouraging companies, especially SMEs, to innovate and adopt digital technologies. Candidates without experience are also welcome to apply in which the successful candidate will be given the appropriate designation in line with the organisation’s HR policies.

      • A passion to help Singapore businesses grow (especially SMEs).

      • Excellent qualitative, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically.

      • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and recommendations.

      • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results.

      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.

      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor.

      • Proficient in organising seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions.



On 1 January 2018, SBF re-positioned itself as the apex business platform, working closely with the other trade associations and chambers here to promote the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community. We also act as the bridge between businesses and our government. As a key part of our re-positioning, SBF has committees of business leaders to champion important issues of concern to significant segments of our business community and pursue activities to help the community itself. Two of such committees are the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Main Committee and the SBF SMEC Sub-committee on Business Finance & Cost Competitiveness. The SMEC Main Committee actively coordinates the work of the various sub-committees and working groups under its purview with the objective of championing the key concerns and interests of SMEs in Singapore. The focus of the SMEC Subcommittee on Business Finance & Cost Competitiveness is on facilitating SMEs’ access to financing and enabling a cost-efficient environment overall (especially in regard to the cost of regulatory compliance) to facilitate their growth. The overall objective of our efforts is to help our SMEs grow in a competitive manner. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Advocacy & Actions Department. Equipped with the required knowledge and skills, the incumbent must be passionate in helping our SMEs grow as well as to help team members and implement the work of the two committees. This role will involve:

  • Co-ordinating the work of the SBF SMEC:
    • Staffing of the SMEC Main Committee
    • Putting together the SMEC’s overall advocacy messages and its annual recommendations for the Singapore Budget
  • Staffing the SBF SMEC Sub-committee on Business Finance & Cost Competitiveness:
    • Gather and analyse feedback on the challenges faced by our SMEs on the topics concerned. This is in line with the objective of coming up with the appropriate advocacy messages for Government, our workers and the business community itself, and developing high impact programmes to help the business community.
    • Conduct and co-ordinate studies where relevant, in collaboration with our Research & Publishing Department. This may involve putting together case studies of shining examples of companies that have done well on the topics concerned, for other companies to learn from.
    • Develop advocacy messages, including our annual SMEC Budget Recommendations, on the topics concerned.
    • Develop and operationalize high-impact programmes that are consistent with the advocacy messages of the SMEC Sub-committee on Business Finance & Cost Competitiveness. This will involve collaborating with various stakeholders.
  • The role will also involve any other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned by the organisation. 

Requirements

      • Minimally a degree in Business or a relevant discipline.
      • A good understanding of the key concerns of our SMEs overall and in the areas of business financing and cost competitiveness (especially with respect to the cost of regulatory compliance), and our Government’s policies and programmes in these areas.
      • 2 to 7 years of working relevant experience in the private and/or public sector, especially in helping SMEs to address business financing and cost competitiveness issues (especially with respect to the cost of regulatory compliance). Candidates without experience are also welcome to apply in which the successful candidate will be given the appropriate designation in line with the organisation’s HR policies.
      • A passion for helping SMEs to grow.
      • Excellent qualitative, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically.
      • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and recommendations.
      • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results.
      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.
      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor.
      • Proficient in organising seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions.


On 1 January 2018, SBF re-positioned itself as the apex business platform promoting the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community and acting as the bridge between businesses and our government. As a key part of the re-positioning, we have formed committees of business leaders to champion important issues of concern to significant segments of the business community and pursue activities to help the community itself. Two of such committees are the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Rental Practices Working Group and the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Government Procurement Working Group. The focus of the Rental Practices Working Group is on raising the awareness of and advocating for fair tenancy practices in Singapore, building on the Fair Tenancy Framework that was previously developed by the Group. The focus of the Government Procurement Working Group is in helping more SMEs to participate in government and other national-level projects, as well as government-linked companies’ contracts, so that our SMEs can strengthen their track records to facilitate their efforts in expanding overseas. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Advocacy & Actions Department with the required knowledge, skills and passion in helping our SMEs to grow, as well as to help staff and implement the work of these two committees.

Responsibilities:

      • Gather and analyse feedback on the challenges faced by SMEs in the areas concerned. This is in line with the objective of coming up with the appropriate advocacy messages for Government, our workers and the business community itself, and developing high impact programmes to help the business community..

      • Conduct and co-ordinate studies where relevant, in collaboration with our Research & Publishing Department. This may involve putting together case studies of companies that having innovated and/or digitalised well, for other companies to learn from.

      • Develop advocacy messages, including our annual SMEC Budget Recommendations, on the topics concerned where relevant.

      • Develop and operationalise high-impact programmes that are consistent with the advocacy messages of the SBF SMEC Rental Practices Working Group and the SBF SMEC Government Procurement Working Group.

      • Pursue any other tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned to you by the organisation.

Requirements:

      • Minimally a degree in Business or a relevant discipline.

      • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, especially SMEs, in the areas of rental practices, government procurement and procurement from government-linked companies, and our Government’s policies and programmes in these areas where relevant.

      • 2 to 7 years of working experience in the private and/or public sector in encouraging companies, especially SMEs, to innovate and adopt digital technologies. Candidates without experience are also welcome to apply in which the successful candidate will be given the appropriate designation in line with the organisation’s HR policies.

      • A passion to help Singapore businesses grow (especially SMEs).

      • Excellent qualitative, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically.

      • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and recommendations.

      • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results.

      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.

      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor.

      • Proficient in organising seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions.



Industry 4.0 is set to revolutionise the manufacturing industry. However, companies often fail in their transformation process due to their inability to re-design their jobs and upskill their employees well. To help address this, SBF will be collaborating with Workforce Singapore to establish an Industry 4.0 Programme Office to help manufacturing companies embark on job re-design arising from their Industry 4.0 projects. This will involve working with the relevant parties to establish and maintain a one-stop self-help portal for companies to identify the capabilities needed to enable and support solution adoption, develop change management and re-skilling plans, and access other resources to support their transformation. In addition, the incumbent will also involve working with best-in-class partners to develop and run an enabler programme to help companies trial Industry 4.0 technology and be equipped with strategic HR / manpower capabilities to conduct job-redesign in the company. The work will involve working closely with the other trade associations and chambers to develop and implement the programme. We are looking for an independent, self-motivated person who has a keen interest in Industry 4.0 to assist the Programme Head.

Responsibilities:

Market Research

  • Gather, capture, analyse, and curate information on companies’ manpower and Industry 4.0 transformation needs

Programme Development & Management

  • Source and procure services from the relevant parties to develop the one-stop portal and enabler programme
  • Work with the relevant parties to develop and run the one-stop portal and enabler programme

Publicity, Promotion & Follow-up

  • Organise outreach activities such as forums, workshops, learning journeys and milestone events
  • Design and manage marketing efforts to drive awareness leading to adoption of progressive human capital practices and job redesign initiatives to support Industry 4.0 adoption
  • Design and manage marketing efforts to drive companies to use the one-stop portal and go through the enabler programme
  • Curate and publicise stories on companies that have successfully transformed under Industry 4.0 through good job re-design
  • Guide companies in preparing their proposals to agencies for funding

Programme Reporting & Administration

  • Put together the necessary reports to chart the progress of the programme on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Support the administration of funds and claims for the programme
  • Any other responsibilities and duties as assigned

Requirements:

      • Minimally a degree in any discipline. Candidates with a degree in a technical discipline with knowledge in Industry 4.0 are preferred. Candidates without experience are also welcome to apply.

      • Demonstrates strong project management skills.

      • Strong writing, presentation, and communication skills.

      • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results.

      • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.

      • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor.

      • Proficient in organising seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions.


 

Interested applicants should send in their detailed resume (with a recent photograph) together with a cover letter (stating why they are suitable for the role; their notice period; and current and expected salaries) to

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