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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.

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"What excites me most about working at SBF is the opportunity to create an impact on businesses and Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs). SBF is a member-centric organisation. Our members are at the heart of what we do. The diverse views and aspirations of our 27,000 members inspire and challenge me to create meaningful connections and conversations for them.

By organising “SBF Conversations” and connecting our members through dialogues with the Government, I give our members a voice to shape a progressive pro-business landscape. TACs are important aggregators, enablers and multipliers for the business ecosystem. I nurture a close relationship with the TACs through activities such as the Roundtables on Digitalisation and Sustainability, the inaugural TAC Symposium and the OneTAC App, which are very much “for the TACs, by the TACs” initiatives. 

Through the 3Cs approach, I drive initiatives to (1) Connect TACs to build a vibrant TAC ecosystem, (2) Cultivate and uplift capabilities of TACs and (3) Enable Collaboration so we can collectively do more for our members.

I am proud to be part of the SBF team that champions a future-ready business community! "



Hear From our Interns




 
We warmly congratulate our interns from Victoria Junior College, Jovis, Yi Xing, Christina and Itisha, for the successful completion of their internship at SBF! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

In three short months, we exposed them to various aspects of work involving bridging, connecting and facilitating business to transform, build new capabilities and explore overseas opportunities. In SBF, we expose our interns in their project scope and the day-to-day operations to gain practical skills that will be useful for their future career. We also believe in giving opportunities for our interns to take on different projects, enabling them to gain insights into the business world and shape new perspectives for their professional growth.



SBF has been successfully accredited with NS Mark (Gold) with effect from 30 Sep 2021. 


The following opportunities are now available:

Interested applicants should send in their detailed resume stating why they are suitable for the role; their notice period; and expected salary to .

Global Group



The Country Head oversees the Latin America region. Working closely with the Executive Director and Director, the Country Head builds market strategies into actionable plans aimed at increasing awareness of and motivating action towards Singapore companies' internationalisation effort for the Latin America region.

Job Responsibilities

  • To lead and develop the SBF Global Connect strategy for Latin America region in close consultation with SBF Management team
  • To help Singapore companies find business partners and opportunities in Latin America region
  • Provide advisory/ consultancy to Singapore companies looking to expand into Latin America region and to help them close commercial contracts
  • To develop a database of business opportunities and partners
  • Build partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders of Government, partners and business community relevant for the Latin America region
  • Provision of regular market insights and updates via seminars/webinars/overseas mission trips/overseas market workshops to Singapore companies interested in Latin America region

Job Requirements

  • With 6 years of business development experience including supervisory experience
  • Strong understanding of business processes and organisational disciplines
  • Strong ability to assess business performance and strategies through such means as analyses of financial reports 
  • Keen knowledge of situational factors impacting internationalising businesses such as political issues, social developments, and environmental concerns
  • Good analytical, strategic, consultation, planning, negotiation, communication (verbal & written), presentation, project facilitation and customer relationship skills
  • Resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, able to work independently and a strong team player
  • Ability to handle cross cultural challenges
  • Good Leadership skill


Reporting to the Director - China and North Asia, and working with other team members, you will plan, oversee and organise projects, programs 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:

  • Cover the assigned market/s (China and North Asia) and oversee the end-to-end process of identifying companies, account development, business development, project facilitation, deal origination, and stakeholders’ management (incl. foreign governments, trade offices, Singapore government and agencies)
  • Engage Singapore companies and develop deep understanding of company’s needs and operations for internationalisation projects, with the objective of helping the company to secure overseas sales and/or investments
  • Organise business activities such as business missions and facilitate formation of Singapore companies’ participation in trade fairs
  • Conduct business advisory and business matching services to Singapore businesses
  • Strengthen SBF’s ties with relevant government agencies, various business associations and international organisations, especially in China and North Asia markets
  • Create awareness and interest for business opportunities in China and North Asia region
  • Advocate for the needs of Singapore companies in China and North Asia markets, while facilitating companies’ expansion to China and North Asia region
  • Provide market research, strategic report preparation, market analysis and intelligence input on the assigned market(s) or region


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 and North Asia region
  • Facilitate bilateral and multi-lateral business committee meetings, preparation of meeting reports, presentation materials, etc.
  • Assist in facilitating key initiatives, including key flagship events and projects, such as China-ASEAN Expo, and China International Import Expo
  • Assist and contribute to partnership building for SBF’s key initiatives
  • Organise business activities such as business missions and facilitate formation of Singapore companies’ participation in overseas trade fairs, missions, and workshops
  • Drive China and North Asia market programmes and activities through marketing and coordination with all relevant parties
  • Identify business trends and opportunities in China and 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 the database of companies and maintain relationships with them
  • Conduct research work into different markets and industries


Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years of working experience in marketing/ business development, corporate secretaries, event planning and execution
  • A good understanding of local and international business environments, and how economic and political trends impact business
  • Relevant working experience in the relevant countries would be an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Effectively bilingual, with good translation skills for business correspondence from English to Chinese and vice versa for the China region; fluency in a North Asian language would be an added advantage for the North Asia region to liaise with associates from assigned markets
  • Willing to travel


This role supports the SBF Global Group in two key functions: (1) Event Management, and (2) Partnership Management.

Job Responsibilities

(I) Event Management - Create, manage, and provide end-to-end support for physical, virtual and/or hybrid events in Singapore and overseas markets which are designed to promote and develop trade and investments for SBF member companies.

This includes but not limited to:

  1. Develop and organise various internationalisation business activities locally and globally, namely:
  • SBF’s key initiatives and flagship events
  • International and national level summits, forums, trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Ministerial dialogues, and high-level roundtable discussions
  • Thematic seminars, webinars, and masterclasses
  • 1-to-1 business matching, and business clinic / advisory sessions
  • Networking events, gala dinners, and more
  1. Drive and deliver the above-mentioned projects and programmes through effective marketing and coordination with all relevant parties internally and externally, e.g.
  • Facilitating discussions with different divisions, departments and project owners within SBF to understand requirements and details of the specific events, provide professional inputs when appropriate
  • (For large scale / mega events) Liaising with government agencies, event partners, speakers, Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), PR & Marketing agencies, venue and service providers, and more to ensure that the events will be conducted smoothly and up to the standards
  • (For in-house smaller scale events) Providing operational and logistical support to SBF Global Group events, such as:
    • Planning and organising events with attention to details related to project timeline, budget & expenses, available resources, specific logistical arrangements. etc. for excellent event impact and participant experience
  1. Prepare and provide to the management timely and high-quality updates and summary reports before, during and after each project, namely:
  • Operational plans, project execution timelines, and manpower allocation charts
  • Marketing and promotional collaterals
  • Budget planner and expenses tracker
  • Progressive updates
  • Registration and participant data and related analysis
  • Summary reports, suggestions for improvement, etc.
  1. Help keep track and update the relevant event KPIs; help improve the SOPs whenever & wherever needed

 
(II) Partnership Management - Contribute to the cultivating, maintaining, and developing of various partnerships for key projects and initiatives under SBF Global Group; manage its ecosystem of partners.

This includes but not limited to:

  1. Assist in building, managing, and continuously expanding the database and network of existing and potential partners.
  2. Help maintain and enhance working relationships with existing local and foreign partners, namely:
  • Government agencies
  • Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs)
  • Singapore and foreign companies, and more
  1. Help identify, recruit, and develop new partners, e.g.:
  • Prepare and present partnership proposals and event materials to relevant parties
  • Follow-up and serve as one of the primary business contacts in SBF for external partners
  1. Collaborate closely with internal teams to ensure a smooth on-boarding and launch of new partnership initiatives

(III) Other ad-hoc responsibilities and duties - Handle any other ad-hoc responsibilities and duties assigned by the management. For instance, provide operational and administrative support to the events organised or supported by the Events and Partnerships Team; tabulate financial expenditure and prepare financial reports related to Events and Partnerships, etc.

Job Requirements

  • At least 6-8 years’ experience in event management, marketing, and/or business development and partnership management
  • Strong command of project/program development, project management and budget control skills
  • Good knowledge of protocols in organising high-level and national level events involving senior Political Office Holders and business leaders will be an advantage
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors/service providers to ensure a successful, high-quality and cost-effective project execution; able to communicate with partners, sponsors, speakers, event partners, etc. to ensure the smooth implementation of projects
  • Able to independently create attractive event marketing and promotional collaterals (e.g. programme leaflets, flyers, eDMs, banners, social media posts, etc.)
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, presentation and facilitation skills will be an advantage
  • Self-motivated individual with a positive attitude, excellent work ethic, good time management, ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to satisfy high standards under stress and tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in English, both written and spoken
  • Effectively bilingual, with good communication and translation skills for business correspondences from English to Chinese and vice versa, will be an advantage
  • Willing to travel


We are seeking dynamic professionals to join us as Assistant Manager for the Southeast Asia market region. Your mandate is to partner Singapore companies on their internationalisation journey, by helping them take the first step overseas, advising on the latest developments and sectoral opportunities in the overseas markets, facilitating their businesses to enlarge their global footprint, and providing assistance in strengthening their foothold in foreign markets.

Together with a team led by the Director, you will design and execute activities and events for companies to learn about trade and investment opportunities, land with in-market partners, and localise for long-term sustainability and success. You will be given a portfolio of geographic markets to oversee.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake secretariat duties and participate in organization-wide and/or department projects.


Job Responsibilities

  • Initiate and conduct research on markets, and identify key findings that have implications for companies, industries, or the Singapore business community in general. Research may include secondary (e.g. desktop reviews) or primary (e.g. in-market studies) research methods
  • Write country briefs and talking points for internal stakeholders
  • Operationalise activities aimed at building awareness of portfolio markets, and/or motivating action by member companies; activities include, but are not limited to: Symposiums, Business Forums, Roundtables, Seminars/Webinars, Workshops, and outgoing Business Missions
  • Contact potential Singapore companies to speak on their international growth plans and assist in making appropriate introductions to potential overseas counterparts and facilitating their discussions
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with local and overseas market entry partners to build SBF’s eco-system to strengthen our capabilities and knowledge in the overseas markets and access to local network
  • Provide market advisory, B2B matching and following up on leads to achieve optimal outcome of closure of Project facilitations
  • Curate and plan activities to drive up market awareness and sectoral opportunities for Singapore companies in the overseas markets
  • Maintain and build positive relationships with key stakeholders; and provide administrative support where required. Identified stakeholders include, but are not limited to: Business Councils, Business Groups, Trade Associations and Chambers in Singapore/overseas and SBF members

Requirements
  • Preferably with at least 4 years of relevant experience of which, 2 years in a for-profit organisation dealing with Southeast Asian markets
  • Excel in target driven environment
  • Good understanding of business processes and organisational disciplines
  • Ability to assess business performance and strategies through such means as analyses of financial reports
  • Good writing skills for country briefs and talking points
  • Ability to research and understand situational factors impacting internationalising businesses such as political issues, social developments, and environmental concerns
  • 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 lead communications and collaborations effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills to set priorities and meet goals
  • Good team player who can take lead in your assigned portfolio and support other colleagues in the respective work streams


This role will conduct outreach & events targeting Singapore companies to increase Free Trade Agreement (FTA) awareness and utilisation by:

  • Providing FTA advisory to help companies to understand the benefits of the FTAs
  • Developing content to educate companies on FTAs through workshops, seminars, webinars, guidebook, and other publications
  • Gathering and consolidating companies’ inputs/feedback on FTA-related problems and any other cross-border trade or investment issues in support of our Government’s FTA ongoing negotiations and reviews

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct general outreach seminars on Singapore’s FTAs.
  • Conduct trainings/workshops to educate companies on the use of Singapore FTAs. This includes developing FTA training modules/curriculum & materials
  • Handle queries by companies on Singapore FTAs, including the conduct of 1-on-1 FTA sessions / clinics to help companies to understand the benefits of the FTAs. This may include giving customised advice based on the companies’ specific situation and market(s)
  • Gather & consolidate companies’ inputs/feedback on FTA-related problems & any other cross-border trade & investment issues facing companies in support of our Government’s FTA ongoing negotiations & reviews
  • Develop guidebooks and collaterals (e.g. flyers, factsheets, newsletters) on Singapore’s FTAs, that are easy for our SMEs to understand
  • Identify and establish collaborations with partners and key stakeholders (e.g. government, businesses, academia, etc.) to raise awareness on the benefits of Singapore’s FTAs and build the Singapore business community’s appreciation and capabilities in using these FTAs
  • Monitor trade policy issues & developments on Singapore FTAs, & provide an impact analysis to Singapore companies (if required)

Requirements

  • An interest in working on cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations, including an appreciation of FTA benefits and compliance ore a good understanding of businesses’ interests in relation with cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations. Training will be provided
  • A good understanding of the local and international business environment, as well as economic and political trends as they impact business
  • Experience working closely with our government stakeholders, to deliver the LEAD funding KPIs would be an advantage
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders including across internal departments and external partners
  • Possesses effective negotiation skills, good analytical, consultation, planning, communication (verbal and written), presentation and event organisation skills
  • A keen learner and proactive self-starter, with a willingness to work across a number of subject areas
  • Results-oriented and capable of multi-tasking
  • Able to work well in a team and as an individual contributor


Advocacy & Policy

The Director will oversee the department of Fair Tenancy Industry Committee Secretariat.

The Fair Tenancy Industry Committee (FTIC) is set up to be the custodian of the Code of Conduct (CoC) and ensures that it provides guidance to landlords and tenants of qualifying retail premises so that fair and balanced lease negotiations can be achieved.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide the interpretation of CoC to the public and conduct outreach and educate the industry about the CoC through webinar and events
  • Conduct surveys and trend analysis to ensure that the CoC is regularly updated with the latest market practices, guided by the principles of transparency, fairness, reciprocity, and sustainability
  • Develop training materials together with the Council of Estate Agents, including providing sample tenancy agreements for smaller landlords/tenants
  • Organise and provide corporate secretariate support i.e. reports and minutes writing to Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee to ensure smooth running of the committee
  • Manage the budget of the FTIC and prepare annual reports on the use of the funds to the Committee
Job Experience
  • At least 10 years of working experience in leasing, corporate secretariat in the public and/or private sector
  • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, particularly those in the retail sector will be a bonus
  • A good understanding of our Government’s policies, programmes and schemes for businesses, and Government regulations that impact businesses
  • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and recommendations
  • Strong advocacy skills and good oral and written English-language communications
  • Excellent qualitative, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically
  • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results
  • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Able to lead a team well


The Assistant Manager/Manager will be part of a dynamic team in SBF’s Advocacy & Policy Division that supports initiatives and programmes on advocacy, digitalisation and transformation of enterprises in Singapore.

The role will assist in managing existing programmes and committees, and offers opportunities to shape and develop new initiatives that will support the transformation of enterprises in Singapore, as well as develop partnerships, enhance stakeholder relationships and work with both public and private ecosystem partners to support enterprise business transformation.

The Assistant Manager/Manager reports to the Deputy Director of Advocacy, Digitalisation & Transformation (ADT), and will work closely with the team to (1) staff committees within SBF, (2) develop partnerships, enhance stakeholder relationships and work with ecosystem partners to support enterprise business transformation, and (3) provide support to the team in areas like market analysis, outreach and administrative matters.       

Job Responsibilities

1. Programme management and support
  • Coordination and facilitation of existing programmes
  • Brainstorm, propose and manage new initiatives
  • Engage and manage relationship with partners
  • Communicate with members and enterprises via emails and calls
  • Marketing and promotion of outreach activities, including digital marketing, collateral design and providing inputs for outreach strategy to ensure success of the activities
  • Maintain accurate documentation of activities, such as number of events held, attendee numbers and expenses   
2. SBF Committees
  • Secretariat duties to manage committees consisting of business leaders that includes preparation of meeting materials, and reports  
  • Engage Committee Members to gather & analyse feedback on the needs and challenges faced by Singapore businesses, especially SMEs, in the areas of such as business transformation, innovation, adopting digital technologies and cyber security.
  • Work with the ADT team, Committee Members and ecosystem partners to drive initiatives co-developed with the Committee
  • Develop advocacy messages that reflect the collective thought leadership of Singapore businesses  
3. Administrative Support
  • Support general administrative requests from internal stakeholders
  • Support enterprise engagement for areas under the respective workstreams
  • Support in other duties as assigned which helps drive transformation across the Singapore business community

Requirements

  • Preferably 2 to 5 years of working experience in the private and/or public sector in enterprise engagement or strategic planning roles preferred
  • Results-oriented, able to multitask, prioritise daily workload, and work well in a team and as an individual contributor 
  • Meticulous, with good organisation and logistical coordination skills  
  • A passion for helping Singapore businesses, especially SMEs, grow
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically
  • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve results
  • Thirst for innovation and ability to work and synthesise with different ideas 
  • Proficient in organising seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions
  • Comfortable with MS Office suite, CRM, marketing tools and virtual conferencing tools like Zoom

The Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee has recommended the setting up of a Fair Tenancy Industry Committee (FTIC) to be the custodian of the Code of Conduct (CoC) and ensure that it provides guidance to landlords and tenants of qualifying retail premises so that fair and balanced lease negotiations can be achieved. The FTIC secretariat will be hosted within SBF. The individual will provide secretariat support and assist with the day-to-day operations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct annual review of the CoC and update it when required
  • Conduct surveys and trend analysis to ensure that the CoC is regularly updated with the latest market practices
  • Work with relevant trade associations and other stakeholders to conduct outreach and educate the industry about the CoC
  • Develop and update collaterals and maintain the FTIC website content
  • Research on the latest developments in retail leasing practices to share with FTIC members
  • Manage the CRM system to facilitate declarations and feedback
  • Attend to queries and complaints from the industry about the CoC and other rental tenancy matters
  • Provide secretariat support and other necessary tasks for the FTIC


Requirements

  • At least 5 years of working experience in the public and private sector
  • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, particularly those in the retail sector will be a bonus
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Good time management ability with strong multi-tasking capabilities
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • 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 independently as an individual contributor

The Fair Tenancy Pro Tem Committee has recommended the setting up of a Fair Tenancy Industry Committee (FTIC) to be the custodian of the Code of Conduct (CoC) and ensure that it provides guidance to landlords and tenants of qualifying retail premises so that fair and balanced lease negotiations can be achieved. The FTIC secretariat will be hosted within SBF. The individual will provide secretariat support and assist with the day-to-day operations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Administer surveys to ensure that the CoC is regularly updated with the latest market practices
  • Work with relevant trade associations and other stakeholders to conduct outreach and educate the industry about the CoC
  • Develop and update collaterals and maintain the FTIC website content
  • Manage the CRM system to facilitate declarations and feedback
  • Attend to queries and complaints from the industry about the CoC and other rental tenancy matters
  • Provide secretariat support and other necessary tasks for the FTIC


Requirements

  • Resourceful, willingness to learn and able to work independently
  • Good time management ability with strong multi-tasking capabilities
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to come up with innovative solutions and recommendations
  • A collaborative mindset with the ability to work with different external parties to achieve results
  • Results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Able to work well in a team and independently as an individual contributor

The Senior Manager/ Manager will be part of a dynamic team in SBF’s Advocacy & Policy Division that focuses on strategic projects which support digitalisation and digital transformation initiatives among enterprises in Singapore.

The Senior Manager/ Manager will be working with industry partners and solution providers to drive adoption of InvoiceNow which helps SMEs transact using eInvoices for paperless invoicing and faster payments.


Job Responsibilities

  • Evangelise, engage and bring on-board enterprise chain leaders to the InvoiceNow network taking enterprises through awareness, decision, sourcing for service providers as well assist in grant application processes, if any.
  • Organise webinars, events and other communications and marketing activities to raise awareness of e-documentations and source for potential enterprises to bring on-board the InvoiceNow network.
  • Facilitate communications between service providers and enterprises to encourage adoption of InvoiceNow among enterprises.
  • Develop joint communications programme with leading enterprises who have committed on connecting themselves to the InvoiceNow network to promote e-documentation adoption amongst the enterprise and its business partners through eDM, events and other communications and marketing activities using (non-exclusively) the e-Invoice rollout wave methodology developed by IMDA.
  • Recruit and maintain strong relationships with senior executives from participating businesses and assist in developing a community of evangelists amongst them.
  • Document best practices and develop case studies and business voices to support further adoption of e-documentations by enterprises.


Requirements

  • At least 5 years prior experience in marketing or promoting digital solution for companies required.
  • Relevant experience in business development and account management and working with broad spectrum of stakeholders from different vertical industries would be advantageous
  • Background in Business and Marketing, Computer / Computer Science or Information Technology (IT) preferred
  • Working knowledge on IT and/or Financial systems preferred
  • Comfortable in relating with CFOs and CIOs from large businesses
  • Strong communicator to be able to bring across clarity in technical issues in small group setting or addressing a large audience
  • Strong aptitude for IT, technologies, B2B business exchanges and partnerships
  • Proactive self-starter, is analytical, self-motivated, high energy and driven yet able to work well within a team and motivate the team
  • Ability to multi-task, quick to adapt and able to work in fast pace work environment

Membership & TAC

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. We represent some 27,000 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers.

SBF members fall under three categories: Statutory Members, Constituent Members and Associate Members (voluntary); with 12 of the major chambers of commerce and business associations in Singapore represent the top 20 per cent of companies in Singapore.

The role is primarily responsible for the following areas:

    a. Strategise, plan and execute outreach briefings and flagship activities to engage the member companies;
    b. Develop new activities and initiatives to strengthen the members’ engagement;
    c. Plan and organise visits to member companies so as to better understand members’ plans and challenges faced by them;
    d. Plan and execute dialogues with key representatives of the Government to provide feedback on policy issues;
    e. Inject vibrancy into the Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) sector by planning and executing initiatives that bring the community closer together and drive industry transformation; and
    f. Strategise and conceptualise new initiatives for the TAC sector to build up their internal capabilities.


Job Responsibilities

1. Organise briefings, seminars, ministerial dialogues and outreach activities

As the main organiser of broad-based engagement activities of SBF member companies and TACs, the Manager / Assistant Manager will be expected to plan, coordinate and execute these events independently. For larger events, he/she will be part of the team to execute such activities.

The responsibility of organising event includes managing public enquiries via email and phone in a timely manner to ensure members’ queries and needs are addressed and tasks such as billing/ credit note reporting/ invoicing for events, liaising with vendors for venues, catering, events management etc. In addition, the team is also responsible for the Business Solution Series working with relevant members / entities on a win-win basis to offer educational seminars to the broad-base of members.

2. Programme development

To strengthen engagement with member companies and TACs, he/ she will be expected to be able to conceptualise new initiatives and put the ideas together for presentation to stakeholders. These may require an understanding of government support programmes and pitching the idea to potential partners for collaboration.

3. Managing existing initiatives

The Manager / Assistant Manager is expected to be involved in and/or oversee existing initiatives for member companies and/or TACs. The responsibility includes stakeholder management, creating presentations for stakeholders, writing papers and/ or approvals to request for funding, coordinating with internal teams, etc.


Requirements

  • At least five years of relevant working experience in the private or public sector, especially in the areas of business operations and events management
  • Excellent qualitative, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Able to manage high volumes, results-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically
  • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to innovate daily operations
  • Collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve win-win outcome

Jobs & Skills

Reporting to the Director, Jobs Development Partner Programme Office, the ITA will work with the respective Trade Association and Chambers (TAC) to conduct outreach events to promote the Jobs Development Partner Programme and to generate company leads to participate in the Programme.

Under the Programme, the ITA is instrumental in engaging companies to provide in-depth holistic advisory and propose suitable transformation projects to help address the company’s problem statement(s)or explore growth opportunities. The ITA will also work with companies to create and redesign jobs under the Jobs Development Partner Programme.

This is a contract position for two years with possible extension.


Job Responsibilities

  • Work directly with companies to provide advisory work relating to business transformation and human capital development
  • Identify business opportunities, develop solutions proposal, and play an active role in project implementation
  • Responsible for project and client management to achieve or exceed Jobs Development Partner Programme goals, objectives, activities and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Conduct/co-organise industry market studies, focus group and research, as well as perform data analysis and prepare business reports
  • Plan and execute outreach activities to meet Jobs Development Partner Programme Office objectives
  • Senior ITA will be required to oversee a small team of ITAs


Requirements

  • At least 5 to 15 years of business experience and a background of 5 years at the management level
  • A strong and demonstrated track record in consultancy, advisory or leading transformation projects such as digitisation, innovation, internationalisation, sustainability, productivity or job redesign
  • Experience in industries such as Wholesale Trade / Seafood Trade / Retail / Food services / Logistics / Construction / Manufacturing / Furniture is preferred
  • Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge in current developments, trends in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge
  • A good understanding of government policies, grants, incentives, local and international business environment (for e.g., economic, and political trends) that impact business
  • Proficiency in delivering business report to presenting solutions and managing the project implementation with clients
  • Well-developed core consulting skills of research, analysis, planning, presentation, negotiation, communication (written and spoken), presentation, facilitation skills and customer relationship skills
  • Able to build relationship and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Exceptional in problem solving skills – an analytical, innovative, and creative mindset
  • Resourceful, results-driven, self-starter, able to work independently
  • Bilingual in both Mandarin and English is an added advantage to communicate with Mandarin speaking internal and external stakeholders


The Senior Executive will support the administrative operation (including but not limited to reporting, claims and audit) for the new nation-wide Jobs Development Partner Programme (JDPP) as well as supporting the Programme Office to conduct outreach events and implement projects that are aligned with the JDPP’s objective.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the new nation-wide Jobs Development Partner Programme (JDPP)
  • Support JDPP funding claims and audit, including monitoring programme effectiveness and outcomes
  • Support JDP Programme Office procurement and sourcing for quotes and services. Handles daily office administrative operation and processes.
  • Liaise, coordinate, and disseminate information internally within the JDP team (including ITAs deployed to other TACs)
  • Prepare weekly management report (meeting minutes, KPIs, budget, etc.)
  • Support the Programme Office to conduct outreach events for JDPP
  • Support the Programme Office to implement projects that are aligned with the JDPP’s objective
  • Consolidate information on business transformation, job creation, higher value jobs, government grants/initiatives and national transformation programmes or any other themes as needed
  • Facilitate collaboration and engage effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Support the JDP’s work in different functional areas, when required

Requirements

Job Experience, Function Knowledge and Qualifications

  • A recognised tertiary qualification
  • Preferably 2-3 years of relevant working experience in business operations, planning, or marketing (new graduates may apply)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • An independent team player with a positive work attitude
  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulous with attention to details
  • A dynamic and motivated individual with a keen interest in continuous improvement and work excellence

Communications

 

As the Assistant Manager/ Senior Executive of the Communications Department, you will play a key role in driving communications activities for the Federation, particularly in the areas of media relations and social/ digital communications.

You should 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, you must be a good team player who is adaptable, collaborative and brings constructive ideas to the table.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Work closely with business units to provide strategic communications counsel and propose publicity strategies across mainstream media and social media etc.
  • Develop corporate materials, including SBF’s corporate videos, corporate brochures, annual reports, etc.
  • Drive the development and curation of engaging and relatable content for social media and EDMs.
  • Cultivate and enhance media relations by providing timely responses to media queries, drafting press releases, media invites and organising media briefings, etc.
  • Assist in daily media monitoring and other duties as assigned.


Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent writing proficiency with the ability to develop communication materials in an impactful, succinct, and clear manner.
  • Well-versed in graphic design and video editing software and able to put together simple EDMs, video clips etc.
  • Good digital marketing skills with experience in managing social media platforms and corporate websites.
  • Some experience in media relations with a keen interest in current affairs and issues affecting the business community.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to engage a wide spectrum of external and internal stakeholders, including government agencies and cross-functional teams.
  • Resourceful, meticulous and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

HR & Transformation

The SBF Transformation Office is an office set up to drive transformation within SBF, including organisation development, process transformation, digital transformation, strategic partnerships and future readiness. The Office will lead in driving and coordinating transformation projects within SBF.

There is one position available and depending on the individual’s suitability and experience, he/she could be designated as Senior Manager, Manager or Assistant Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Director – HR & Transformation, the primary responsibilities of this role are:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the SBF Transformation Roadmap and Action Plan
  • Work with and bring onboard diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders to the transformation process and roadmap
  • Coordinate transformation projects in the key areas of People, Processes and Partnerships
  • Help engender transformation, innovation and continuous improvement mindsets throughout the organisation


 Job Requirements

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience driving or involved in transformation initiatives across organisational boundaries
  • Experience in the areas of strategic planning, change management, process re-engineering, or organisation development will be an advantage.
  • Excellent qualitative, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex work with tight timeline, and solutions-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express complex issues simply and logically
  • Proactive and possess the drive and resourcefulness to introduce and implement new ideas, processes and procedures to job roles, work units or organisation
  • A collaborative mindset with the ability to bring various parties together to achieve a win-win outcome
  • Strong individual contributor who can lead and work with others in project teams

Internship Opportunities

Check out this space for upcoming internship opportunities in July 2022.

 

 

 



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