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:


Marketing & Corporate Communications



Reporting to the Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, the incumbent assists in the planning, development and implementation of all SBF’s marketing and communications activities,

Job Responsibilities 
  • Assist to develop and leverage digital and print communication platforms to raise awareness of SBF as well as drive participation in the Federation’s activities;
  • Evaluate, enhance the effectiveness of communication channels and develop new ones to engage members;
  • Take primary responsibility for the creation/production of EDMs, updating and management of social media and updating of the corporate website;
  • Assist with content creation for all digital and print communication platforms; 
  • 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 in key message development and corporate story telling;
  • Assist to develop corporate materials, including annual report, corporate brochure, corporate video and corporate gifts, from production to approval;
  • Serve as custodian of SBF’s corporate identity and communication platforms
  • Provide counsel to internal units on all communication-related issues
  • Cultivate and enhance media relations to achieve optimal media coverage for the Federation’s activities
  • Draft and edit speeches, media releases, media statements and all-related media engagement materials
  • Assist to provide advisory to internal users on media outreach and management

In addition to the above, you will be required to handle any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned to you by SBF from time to time. You may, during your employment with SBF, be transferred to any department in SBF or seconded to subsidiaries or be assigned to special SBF projects.


Requirements

  • A good Degree in Communications and/or Marketing
  • 3- 5 years' relevant experience in a marketing communications and public relations team
  • Exceptional written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills (samples required)
  • Strong digital marketing communications experience and skills with proven experience in social media management
  • Good relationship and experience with media
  • Creativity and experience in key message development
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within tight timelines
  • Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint and Microsoft Word is required
  • Knowledge of Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Joomla is appreciated
  • Relevant working experience in the relevant countries and sector(s) would be an added advantage
  • Results-orientated; creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
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.



Global Business/Markets - China & North Asia



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 infrastructure 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 with them;
  • Prepare and issue marketing materials
  • Handle any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned to you by SBF from time to time

Requirements
  • Candidate must possess a good Degree preferably with at least 8-10 years’ experience in business development, 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
  • Results-orientated; creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken


Corporate Services


The position reports to the Assistant Executive Director of Corporate Services Division and leads the Administration & Facilities team to meet the overall business goals and strategic needs of the organisation; and has the following responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities 
  • Supervise the full spectrum of office administration function, including reception, insurance renewal, logistics for staff on-boarding and off-boarding, external storage of documents, office inventory and assets;
  • Manage procurement functions including regular review of policy and processes, procurement of organization-wide goods and services (e.g. travel agents, printing vendors), provide guidance to end users on procurement matters;
  • Supervise the full spectrum of office facilities function including maintenance and upkeep of office premises, manage the service agreements of vendors and oversee the smooth execution of seminar room bookings by internal and external stakeholders;
  • Manage all leasing and tenant related matters, including sourcing for new tenants, facilitating renovation and reinstatement works, drawing up of leasing contracts, liaising with tenants on defects to be rectified by landlord; 
  • Ensure safety, security processes and systems are in place;
  • Responsible for the Budget of the Administration and Facilities department
  • Involved in the coordination of VIP events including event setup, liaising with vendors and internal departments; and
  • Manage a team of admin and facilities executives
Requirements
  • Candidate must possess a good Degree in any discipline, preferably Estate Management or Business Administration
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in administration, estate management or procurement in a supervisory role
  • An independent team player with a proactive and positive work attitude
  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulous with attention to detail and possess good problem solving skills
  • A dynamic and motivated individual with a keen interest in continuous improvement and work excellence
  • Effective communications skills both verbal and written
  • IT savvy with good grasp of MS Office applications


Strategy & Development


You will lead a team to look into the following:

  • Develop and implement programmes and services to promote business opportunities and the learning of best practices, and advocate for the interests of Singapore businesses with the North America, European, Australian and New Zealand markets.

  • Work closely with the Singapore business community to develop and forward its interests with respect to cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations at the APEC Business Advisory Council, International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Business 20, World Trade Organisation, East Asia Business Council, and Asia Business Summit. Our key interests in these fora are trade and investments, trade in services, digital economy, customs and trade facilitation, trade finance (especially the digitalisation of trade finance), and facilitating the growth of our small and medium sized enterprises. The work will include working with the relevant stakeholders to conduct surveys, roundtable & focus group discussions, studies and other activities as relevant.

  • Staffing the ICC Singapore Secretariat, as SBF is the Singapore National Committee of ICC. This will involve setting up and staffing the Singapore ICC Arbitration Group, the Singapore ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Group and ICC Singapore Digital Economy Group and their activities. 
  • Establishing, maintaining and enhancing our working relationships with businesses, partners and stakeholders (including government bodies, business chambers and associations, etc) to facilitate the team’s work on the above.
  • Ensure at least cost recovery for the team.
  • Handle any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned to you by SBF from time to time.

Requirements:

  • A good degree degree and a good understanding of the opportunities that are available for Singapore businesses in the North American, European, Australian and New Zealand markets, and Singapore companies’ interests and concerns with respect to international trade policies and regulations.

  • 8 or more years of relevant working experience.

  • Capable of handling P&L responsibilities.

  • Good analytical, planning, consultation, communication and facilitation skills.

  • Strong drive and proactive self-starter.

  • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities.

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

  • Willing to travel.


Earlier this year, 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 Digitalisation Committee and the SME Committee (SMEC) Sub-committee on Technology, Innovation and Productivity where the focus of the former committee is on helping companies to adopt digital technologies (especially in the area of e-invoicing, e-payments, e-commerce and promoting C-suite digital leadership), and the focus of the later committee is on helping our SMEs to innovate and adopt technology in general more. All these 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:

  • A good 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.

Responsibilities

As part of the dynamic team in the Strategy and Development Division, you will support the various departments in the division by performing administrative and logistical tasks to enable the smooth running of the division. These tasks include:


  • Arranging meetings. 
  • Printing documents.
  • Correspondence & record management. This includes the electronic filing of documents and entry of information into the databases maintained by the division.
  • Assistance in organising seminars, workshops and roundtables. This includes putting together electronic direct mailers and managing marketing booths (if necessary) to market the activities, managing the registrations for the activities, putting together the layout and seating plans and event feedback forms, helping out with the registration and logistics on the day of the event itself, and helping to analyse the feedback received after the event.
  • Putting together and processing financial reports and data pertaining to a project or the division.
  • Putting together financial claims pertaining to government funded activities such as LEAD.
  • Handling any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned to you by SBF from time
    to time.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Diploma-level qualification preferably with at least 2 to 3 years of relevant working experience.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Attention to detail with proven interpersonal skills.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills in English including good telephone etiquette and adept at typing emails, letters and memos.
  • Skilled in scheduling appointments with a special focus on time management and organization of information.
  • Able to handle filing, updating and record management activities in a systematized manner.
  • Solid knowledge of general office procedures. Good in handling office equipment including copiers, scanners, AV equipment.
  • Efficient in performing data / information entry duties under strict deadlines and accuracy standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.
  • Well-versed with Microsoft Office applications principally, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Competent in using Excel in tracking financial data.
  • Internet savvy and able to do simple researches on the Internet and through various other sources such as books and periodicals.
  • Savviness in creating webpages and social media marketing will be an added advantage.



SBF Business Institute



Job Responsibilities 
  • Project planning, implementing and managing overall deliverables for programme in accordance to the deliverables;
  • Managing and planning of workshops and annual event;
  • Close intensive follow up on all leads especially end-to-end process from events /enquiries to training intakes;
  • Targeted visits, industrial immersions and personalised meetings to the potentials’ premises, catering to their specific critical areas of concerns;
  • Researching on current trends and topics relating to corporate giving within different markets and industries;
  • Managing and coordinating the development of informational resources for enterprises such as videos, best practices, guides and case studies publications;
  • Managing the administrative matters on funding from SBFF;
  • Facilitate company collaborations;
  • Management of knowledge partners, trainers and vendors;
  • Generation of quarterly and annual programme summary reports;
  • Other ad-hoc duties;

Requirements
  • A good degree in business-related studies or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ of experience in the training industry
  • Strong drive, proactive self-starter with creative mind
  • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Good customer service skills and likes to interact with people
  • Good team work

 

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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