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:

Corporate Services


You will lead a small team of IT personnel in the overall planning and managing of ICT & Digitalisation projects from project initiation to implementation and maintenance. You will strategise and execute the digitalization plans that will meet key stakeholder’s business objectives while being aligned with overall Federation strategy and directions.

You are a decisive and driven leader, who takes a proactive approach to managing business transformation, applications system development and operations, ICT governance and performance management, stakeholder engagement, people development and vendor management. This entails engaging key stakeholders and managing a team of ICT professionals to transform existing business processes through the innovative use of ICT.

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate strategies for the overall development of the ICT & digitalisation plans
  • Formulate strategies on ICT Service Management to ensure the ICT services can meet the business service level requirements
  • Lead the design and architecting of ICT Infrastructure that meets business and application requirements and provide direction for the implementation and maintenance of the ICT Infrastructure service
  • Lead and manage teams and service providers in the provision of ICT service delivery and service support to meet the intended availability, continuity and capacity requirements and to ensure minimum disruption to the business
  • Formulate strategies for the maintenance of ICT systems, including the disaster recovery solution that supports the Business Continuity Plan


Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related areas
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant working experience in ICT project and service management with at least 5-8 years in a managerial role
  • Proven track record in running a large-scale ICT environment
  • Strong knowledge of ICT policies, functions & operations
  • Ability to think strategically, work independently & possess strong communication skills
  • Results-oriented & able to deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Reporting to the Director of IT, you will lead a team of business analysts and/or project managers to develop and maintain ICT application systems required by the organisation as part of the ICT & Digitalisation Strategy & roadmap. This includes managing the development and maintenance of a portfolio of ICT application systems, implementing proper governance processes and managing business partners and contracts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the IT Director in the transformation of business processes through the innovative use of ICT so as to bring about impactful changes to the organisation
  • Assist the IT Director in developing strategic ICT plans to serve as blueprints for ICT development
  • Lead a team of business analysts/project managers in the effective delivery of ICT application services from project conceptualisation through to operations, to meet the business needs of the organisation
  • Lead and manage the procurement of ICT products and services, as well as management of vendor services and contracts, to ensure ICT services are delivered on time, within budget and meet business requirements
  • Proactively engage stakeholders and partners so as to influence the alignment of strategies and directions, manage expectations & achieve customer satisfaction
  • Lead the development and compliance to policies and standards to ensure proper governance, financial and performance management
  • Lead, coach and develop staff to sustain high performance teams to achieve organisational objectives


Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant ICT experience, including minimum 5-8 years of experience in leading ICT application projects and managing project teams
  • Proven leadership skills including strong people management skills, stakeholder engagement skills and vendor management skills
  • Strong analytical, conceptualisation, problem solving and project management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • An adaptable and bold individual who dares to try new things and take smart risks
  • Motivated by innovation to achieve business goals & customer satisfaction

This position reports to the Finance Director and work closely with the Finance team to meet the overall business goals and strategic needs of the organisation.

Job Responsibilities

1. Navision System (Accounts Payable)

  • Responsible for the AP function for all Government Programmes
  • Maintain and update the vendor master file in NAVISION (NAV) System and Sharepoint
  • Reconcile AP Aging, follow up and resolve discrepancies with vendors and staff

2. Compliance and Payment Processing

  • Verify and input vendors’ invoices & staff claims into NAV System
  • Ensure transactions comply with procurement policy and other financial policies and procedures, complete with supporting documents
  • Process payments via Bank GIRO, TT & cheques and email the necessary payment advices to vendors and staff
  • Liaise with vendors and staff on any payment queries, direct credit authorisation forms and others

3. Government Programme Tasks

  • Manage and maintain proper records relating to Government Programmes
  • Be familiar with all programmes’ qualifying periods, costs and grants support claim/disbursement methods
  • Responsible for improving current financial reporting format design to best monitor and track the growing number of programmes
  • Liaise with government-approved auditors and staff handling the programmes
  • Assist in handling SBF internal and external audit queries related to the government programmes
  • Any other ad-hoc financial assignments as assigned


Requirements

  • Degree in Accountancy / Finance with at least 3 years of related experience
  • Prior experience in Accounts Payable function and Microsoft NAVISION System would be an advantage
  • Individual contributor as well as team player
  • Positive working attitude
  • Good verbal & written communication skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle daily room rental enquiries; generate room booking reports and invoices as well as follow up with operation check list
  • Handle daily office administrative operation & processes
  • Office procurement and sourcing for quotations & services
  • Process cab charge for payment
  • Process admin & facilities invoices
  • Secondary coverage for Reception and Facilities


Requirements

  • Minimally a Diploma in any discipline with at least 3 years of relevant experience in office administration
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Meticulous & organised
  • Good interpersonal, problem solving & time management skills
  • Individual contributor as well as a team player

Global Business Division – ASEAN


As part of a new SBF initiative to help companies venture overseas, in particular to ASEAN; Frontier and Emerging Markets; as well as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we are hiring 3 dynamic individuals to cover respective regions, namely Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working with other team members, the candidate should be resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, an individual contributor as well as a team player, who would carry out the following job duties in his/her assigned regions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to SBF's strategy for the assigned region
  • Lead the implementation of SBF’s Overseas Centre (OEC) in the assigned region
  • Build relationship and collaboration with stakeholders of Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs), Government, Partners and business community for and in your assigned region
  • Provision of Advisory Service on your assigned region to Singapore companies
  • Implement activities to increase companies’ interest in your assigned region
  • Provision of follow through assistance to companies with a high chance of securing deals or setting up a presence in your assigned region
  • Work with Singapore-based TACs to implement activities in your assigned region
  • Provision of regular information updates to Singapore companies interested in your assigned region

Requirements

  • Degree with at least 10 years of working experience in Business Development, Marketing, Sales or Operations relating to your assigned region
  • A good understanding of local and international business environment, as well as economic and political trends that impact doing business in your assigned region
  • Good analytical, strategic, consultation, planning & negotiation skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, presentation, facilitation skills and customer relationship skills. Fluency in your assigned region’s language will be a bonus but not critical
  • Ability to handle cross cultural challenges
  • Enthusiasm & strong willingness to travel to your assigned region
  • Actual Working, Residence and / or Business / Travel experiences in your assigned region will be a useful advantage
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

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.

Established by SBF, BRI Connect serves as an online and offline business platform to connect stakeholders involved in BRI network. BRI Connect also acts as a catalyst to match potential business partners for BRI projects.

The objectives of BRI Connect include:

a) Connect and widen the networks of BRI participants, achieving mutual benefits for parties involved
b) Facilitate effective communications and connection of BRI projects in Singapore, China and countries along the Belt and Road
c) Promote Singapore as a Regional Infrastructure and Financial Hub.
d) Provide SBF members and our business community an important platform to access BRI opportunities.

The primary purpose of this role is to plan, oversee and organise projects, programmes and business activities through effective research & analysis, marketing & PR, and coordination with all relevant parties for achieving SBF’s mission and vision, as well as the divisional objectives, which include:

1. To promote BRI Connect to relevant parties and secure partnerships
2. To create awareness and interest for BRI Connect related activities
3. To strengthen SBF’s ties with relevant government agencies, various business associations and international organisations, especially in relation to BRI Connect
4. To advocate for the interest of BRI Connect and adoption by companies in Singapore, as well as BRI related countries

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement the BRI Connect’s (“BRI”) strategies, programmes and projects, including strategic planning, engagement of BRI key stakeholders and business community
  • Develop the network of advisory and resource partners which Singapore companies can tap on for relevant expertise and capital to take on relevant projects
  • Work with partners to appraise and analyse addressable relevant projects for Singapore companies, and facilitate Singapore companies’ participation in the projects
  • Organise outreach events and activities with partners for focused countries & sectors, with the aim of matching demand with supply for BRI related projects
  • Manage and grow the database of regional and Singapore companies from relevant sectors for the development of BRI related value chain and community
  • Maintain and enhance working relationships with local and foreign resource partners, including government agencies, advisory and consultancy partners, developers, business chambers and associations, plus Singapore and foreign companies
  • Work in tandem with the SBF’s Infrastructure Committee, to access innovation network, BRI project opportunities across China and the region
  • Gather feedback from the business community to develop advocacy messages and propose recommendations on relevant policies and programmes
  • Manage resources, including funding and budget, to support and materialise the wide spectrum of BRI online and offline activities
  • Provide secretariat support and other necessary tasks for the SBF management


Requirements

  • Degree in Info Communications, Business, Project Management, Engineering, or any relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably with at least 3 years of experience in infrastructure development or related industry
  • A good understanding of local and international business environments, especially in BRI related projects, infrastructure trends and developments
  • Relevant working experience and business exposure in the China & North Asia countries, as well as Southeast Asia and South Asia would be an added advantage
  • Strong command of project/program development, project management and budget control skills
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, presentation & facilitation skills
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Effectively bilingual, with good translation skills for business correspondences from English to Chinese and vice versa for the China region; fluency in a North Asian language would be an added advantage for liaising with associates in the North Asia region
  • Willing to travel
  • Profit & Loss responsibility will be an advantage
  • Strong business acumen & mindset
  • Good time management ability with strong multi-tasking capabilities
  • Individual contributor as well as team player

Established by SBF, BRI Connect serves as an online and offline business platform to connect stakeholders involved in BRI network. BRI Connect also acts as a catalyst to match potential business partners for BRI projects.

The objectives of BRI Connect include:

a) Connect and widen the networks of BRI participants, achieving mutual benefits for parties involved
b) Facilitate effective communications and connection of BRI projects in Singapore, China and countries along the Belt and Road
c) Promote Singapore as a Regional Infrastructure and Financial Hub.
d) Provide SBF members and our business community an important platform to access BRI opportunities.

The primary purpose of this role is to plan, oversee and organise projects, programmes and business activities through effective research & analysis, marketing & PR, and coordination with all relevant parties for achieving SBF’s mission and vision, as well as the divisional objectives, which include:

1. To promote BRI Connect to relevant parties and secure partnerships
2. To create awareness and interest for BRI Connect related activities
3. To strengthen SBF’s ties with relevant government agencies, various business associations and international organisations, especially in relation to BRI Connect
4. To advocate for the interest of BRI Connect and adoption by companies in Singapore, as well as BRI related countries

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement the BRI Connect’s (“BRI”) strategies, programmes and projects, including strategic planning, engagement of BRI key stakeholders and business community
  • Design and develop BRI Connect's online platform
  • Manage the content for BRI Connect's online platform
  • Organise outreach events and activities with partners for focused countries & sectors, with the aim of matching demand with supply for BRI related projects
  • Manage and grow the database of regional and Singapore companies from relevant sectors for the development of BRI related value chain and community
  • Maintain and enhance working relationships with local and foreign resource partners, including government agencies, advisory and consultancy partners, developers, business chambers and associations, plus Singapore and foreign companies
  • Work in tandem with the SBF’s Infrastructure Committee, to access innovation network, BRI project opportunities across China and the region
  • Gather feedback from the business community to develop advocacy messages and propose recommendations on relevant policies and programmes
  • Manage resources, including funding and budget, to support and materialise the wide spectrum of BRI online and offline activities
  • Provide secretariat support and other necessary tasks for the SBF management


Requirements

  • Degree in Information Communications, Project Management, Engineering or a relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably with at least 3 years of experience in infrastructure development or related industry
  • A good understanding of digital platform management, portal design and development, as well as digital outreach methodology
  • A good understanding of local and international business environments, especially in BRI related projects, infrastructure trends and developments
  • Relevant working experience and business exposure in the China & North Asia countries, as well as Southeast Asia and South Asia would be an added advantage
  • Strong command of project/program development, project management and budget control skills
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, creative thinking presentation & facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal & written)
  • Effectively bilingual, with good translation skills for business correspondences from English to Chinese and vice versa for the China region; fluency in a North Asian language would be an added advantage for liaising with associates in the North Asia region
  • Willing to travel
  • Profit & Loss responsibility will be an advantage
  • Strong business acumen & mindset
  • Good time management ability with strong multi-tasking capabilities
  • Detail-oriented with high standards on logistical & operational arrangements
  • Result-oriented with creative problem-solving skills
  • Individual contributor as well as team player

Global Business Services

The Communications Specialist’s main role is to create interfaces with the business community in order to increase awareness of business opportunities in frontier and emerging markets, and to inspire action in terms of trade and investment by Singapore companies in those markets.

You will review information and knowledge from the Global Business Division, and then present them in formats that are easy to understand (e.g. infographics, videos, etc.), and through channels that reach the wider section of the business community.

This role requires you to be able to cut through complexity and work through ambiguity when dealing with people, processes, and information. Creativity in content generation and savvy in communication methods are mandatory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review country- and market-related content provided, then adapt the content into formats that can be easily understood by busy executives. This requires you to create the interfaces in-house, as well as to manage outsourced work to external parties where necessary.
  • Review social media analytics where available, working with our Corporate Communications team to continually refine outreach methods
  • Liaise with multiple internal and external parties to execute workplans that may involve organising events such as investment forums and seminars, business roundtables, networking sessions, etc.

Requirements

  • Degree in any discipline. No experience required, although two years in a for-profit organisation would add significant advantage
  • Basic understanding of business processes and organisational disciplines
  • Sensitive to situational factors impacting internationalising businesses and leadership effectiveness such as political issues, social developments, and environmental concerns, etc.
  • Able to present information through convincing storylines, good writing, and appealing aesthetics
  • High levels of creativity, patience, and perseverance
  • Inquisitive, open to new ideas, a self-starter who is adaptable to new situations and able to multitask
  • Respectful of cultural, political, and socio-economic differences and diversity, and can manage communications and participate in collaborations effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Relates well to stakeholders in the business community

As part of a new SBF initiative to help companies venture overseas, in particular to ASEAN; Frontier and Emerging Markets; as well as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we are hiring a dynamic individual.

Reporting to the Director and working with other team members, the candidate should be resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, an individual contributor as well as a team player to carry out the following duties.

Job Responsibilities

1. Manage in-coming calls and emails

  • Provide Level 1 advisory
  • Arrange face-to-face meetings
  • Channelling enquiries to Market Specialists and Partners
  • Following up & tracking of enquiries

2. Implementation of Newsletter

  • Newsletter production & dissemination of information

3. Website Management

  • Update and manage website


Requirements

  • Degree with at least 2 years of working experience in Call Centre operations, Customer Servicing Role or Relationship Manager Role
  • A good understanding of local and international business environment, as well as economic and political trends as they impact business
  • Actual working experience at a call centre will be an added advantage
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin to liaise with Mandarin-speaking associates, presentation, facilitation skills and customer relationship skills
  • Good information search skills
  • Good understanding of technology & social media

As part of a new SBF initiative to help companies venture overseas, in particular to ASEAN; Frontier and Emerging Markets; as well as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we are hiring a dynamic individual.

Reporting to the Director and working with other team members, the candidate should be resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, an individual contributor as well as a team player to carry out the following duties.

Job Responsibilities

1. Organise and provide logistics support for assigned activities

  • Market Seminars, Roundtables
  • Incoming delegations
  • COEI Awareness events

2. Provide admin support to ensure smooth operation


Requirements

  • Degree with at least 2 years of working experience in event management / project management
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken
  • Actual working experience at an eventmanagement company will be an added advantage
  • Good communication (verbal & written), customer relationship, event management skills
  • Resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, able to work independently and a strong team player
  • Good understanding of technology & social media

As part of a new SBF initiative to help companies venture overseas, in particular to ASEAN; Frontier and Emerging Markets; as well as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), we are hiring a dynamic individual.

Reporting to the Director and working with other team members, the candidate should be resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, an individual contributor as well as a team player to carry out the following duties.

Job Responsibilities

1. Support day-to-day operations and tracking

  • Compile quarterly report and KPIs
  • Support on-site registration for all events
  • Support web administration & content creation
  • Support for call centres

2. Administrative Support

  • Arrange meeting
  • Logistics support for travels to overseas centres
  • Capture engagement into CRM System
  • Process invoices & payments


Requirements

  • Diploma with at least 2 years of experience in General Admin or Event Management
  • Fluent in English & Mandarin (to liaise with Mandarin-speaking associates)
  • Prior experience in event management or web content creation will be an advantage
  • Good verbal and written communication skills & strong customer relation skills
  • Good understanding of technology & social media

Membership & TAC Engagement



Job Responsibilities

  • Implement the Digital Transformation Roadmap for SBF
  • Serve as the secretariat and the critical point of contact between all the stakeholders in the Digital Transformation Team
  • Ensure that deliverables, objectives and outcomes of the project(s) are achieved as specified, within timescales, to budget and agreed quality standards
  • Lead project meetings and facilitate workshops as required, producing & presenting written and oral reports/management information to Senior Management and other groups as appropriate
  • Identify, document, analyse and, if required, challenge internal & external customer requirements, ensuring the project meets business needs / strategic aims
  • Interact closely with business users and IT to set priorities, resolve conflicts and hold teams accountable for deliverables
  • Undertake detailed project planning & documentation (defining project deliverables, success criteria, benefits management, dependencies, change control, risk management) including escalating risks & issues as required
  • Closely monitor project progress, performance and quality, including evaluation and benefits realisation
  • Identify user /customer training needs and ensure appropriate training is provided


Requirements

  • Degree with at least 8 years of relevant working experience
  • Project management certification and experience is ideal
  • Ability to apply project and programme management disciplines in a flexible manner appropriate to complex change programmes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship management, including ability to engage, communicate with, influence and negotiate with senior management & stakeholders
  • Persuasion & negotiating skills
  • Critical thinking & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads & demonstrate flexibility
  • Advisory skills including ability to analyse, trouble-shoot, support, challenge and advise other project and programme managers - High level influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to operate effectively in a complex organisation
  • Experience in successfully managing and monitoring medium to large-scale projects through all stages of project life-cycle
  • Experience in managing multiple projects at different stages, concurrently
  • Experience in managing and working on complex cross-functional projects and project teams (e.g. IT & service provision)
  • Experience in managing, mitigating and reviewing project risks & issues

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community in the areas of trade, investment, and industrial relations. It represents 26,100 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.

This is a position under the Membership and TACs (Trade Associations & Chambers) Engagement Division. Besides organising events for members, it also drives revenue collection and engagement efforts with fellow TACs for the greater good of the business community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute the full spectrum of work relating to members engagement and outreach programmes/activities for corporate members
  • Manage events logistics which includes registration, invoicing & administration, etc.
  • Manage and administer membership programmes and services to engage and support the corporate members
  • Proactively engage stakeholders and partners so as to influence the alignment of strategies and directions, manage expectations & achieve customer satisfaction
  • Provide various aspects of membership administration & correspondences with members
  • Ensure accuracy of Membership Database through timely updating of the records
  • Attend to Members’ enquires (which may come in the form of & and phone calls) in a responsive and professional manner
  • Process 1st-level fee-exemption requests by ensuring completeness and accuracy of required supporting document
  • Handle member relations projects as assigned (e.g. marketing, partnership with stakeholders, etc.)
  • Handle any other responsibilities & duties that may be assigned to you


Requirements

  • Degree in business-related studies or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of working experience in a business-related field
  • Good customer service, coordination, organisational & communication skills
  • Database management skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Meticulous, resourceful & having the ability to multi-task
  • Positive work attitude

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, 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.


Job Responsibilities

      • Provide leadership and guide the other member(s) of the team to develop and analyse statistical models to address issues of concern to businesses
      • Gather and compile data and statistics from one or more source(s) to conduct research and analysis to derive insights from the data / statistics
      • Plan and manage the conduct of research in different geographical markets and a broad range of issues related to internationalisation
      • Develop and manage databases that provide reliable, relevant and timely data
      • Charting trends & tracking of indicators across markets
      • Performing industry and sector research that would feed into the production of case studies, tropical research reports, newsletters, economic write-ups and other in-depth market studies
      • Collaborating and liaising with government agencies, think-tanks, trade associations, business chambers and the business community at large
      • Conducting workshops and focus group discussions to gather feedback to understand and identify the needs, concerns and future plans of businesses
      • Work closely with respective business units (especially those related to internalisation) to understand and distil key areas of interest and concern
      • Presentation of findings to Council members and other internal and external stakeholders at relevant platforms


Requirements

      • Degree in Economics, Statistics or a relevant discipline with substantial quantitative content
      • At least 6 years of work experience, with more than 5 years of experience in a quantitative research role
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and data science tools such as R, SAS, SPSS, and Python
      • Possess strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to learn and apply relevant statistical and analytical tools / techniques for data compilation and analysis
      • Knowledge of big data techniques, business intelligence or visualisation tools would be an advantage
      • Ability to present research and data findings in an easily understandable format that appeals to the business community
      • Ability to bring on-board relevant research contacts and partnerships will be a bonus
      • Possess a good understanding key issues and concerns of SMEs and the wider business community in Singapore
      • Have a good understanding of our Government's policies, programmes and schemes for businesses as well as government regulations that impact businesses, and have a passion in helping Singapore businesses
      • Strong written and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and reach out to external stakeholders and businesses at various levels
      • Comfortable in handling multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
      • Proficient in organising, facilitating and leading focus group discussion and in-depth interviews
      • A self-starter & an effective team player

Job Responsibilities

      • Provide leadership and guide the other member(s) of team to identify, analyse and address issues of concern to businesses
      • Gather feedback to understand and identify the needs, concerns and future plans of businesses through surveys, quick polls and focus group discussions
      • Plan and manage the conducting of research in different geographical markets and a broad range of issues related to internationalisation, with the ability to chart trends and track indicators across markets
      • Plan and manage the conduct of annual Belt-Road Initiative and Free Trade Agreement/ Internationalisation surveys
      • Conduct research and analysis on issues of concern facing significant segments of SMEs and the wider business community
      • Conduct qualitative interviews and document case studies to showcase successful SMEs and provide guidance on best practices
      • Producing topical research reports, newsletters, economic write-ups and commentaries, and other in-depth market studies
      • Engage and work with the business community and relevant stakeholders to identify policies and programmes that should be put in place or changed to create a more pro-enterprise environment
      • Collaborating and liaising with government agencies, think-tanks, trade associations, business chambers and the business community at large
      • Conducting workshops & focus group discussions
      • Work closely with respective business units (especially those related to internationalisation) to understand and distil key areas of interests and concerns
      • Presentation of findings to council members as well as other internal and external stakeholders at relevant platforms


Requirements

      • Degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Business or any related discipline
      • At least 6 years of work experience, with more than 5 years of work experience in a research or policy formulation role
      • Strong analytical, consultation, facilitation, planning, research & presentation skills
      • Familiarity with the use of SPSS will be a bonus
      • Ability to bring on-board relevant research contacts and partnerships will be looked upon favourably
      • Good understanding of key issues and concerns of SMEs and the wider business community in Singapore
      • Good understanding of our Government’s policies, programmes and schemes for businesses as well as government regulations that impact businesses, and have a passion in helping Singapore businesses
      • Ability to present research and data findings in an easily understandable format that appeals to the business community
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and reach out to external stakeholders
      • Comfortable in handling multiple tasks / projects & results-oriented
      • A self-starter & an effective team player, with the ability of moving between team player and team leader roles

Job Responsibilities

      • Support the department by performing simple statistical analyses as well as administrative and logistical tasks to enable the smooth running of projects. This includes record management including the electronic filing of documents and entry of information into databases maintained by the department.
      • Putting together of financial claims pertaining to government funded activities
      • Assist to gather and collate industry and research information as well as findings across markets and surveys
      • Compiling of news, designing of collaterals (e.g. flyers, newsletters and market information packs) and the dissemination of such information
      • Assist in organising focus group discussions and case studies interviews including managing invitations and registrations related to research activities
      • Comfortable in liaising with government agencies, think-tanks, trade associations, business chambers and the business community at large
      • Work closely with respective business units (especially those related to internationalisation) to understand and distil key areas of interest and concerns


Requirements

      • Diploma, preferably with at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience. Candidates without work experience, but with the necessary skillsets and a keen interest in the position, are also welcome to apply.
      • Proficieint in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
      • Meticulous / attention to detail is necessary
      • Good verbal & written communication skills
      • Comfortable in handling multiple tasks & projects
      • A self-starter & an effective team player

 

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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