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Careers

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

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

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

The following opportunities are now available:

Global Business Division – 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 2 dynamic individuals to cover respective regions, namely Thailand and Myanmar.

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, 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

  • Minimally a Degree with at least 3 to 5 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 and negotiation skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, presentation, facilitation skills and customer relationship skills. Fluency in your assigned region’s language is critical.
  • Ability to handle cross cultural challenges
  • Enthusiasm and 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
  • Good leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programmes
  • Willing to travel overseas for work-related matters

Global Business Division – China & North Asia Markets

The primary purpose of this role is to formulate and implement the strategies, programmes, and projects for BRI Connect and Infrastructure Committee. We are also looking for someone with some knowledge on digital platform, including management of content and membership.

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate and implement the BRI Connect (“BRI”) strategies, programmes, and projects, including strategic planning, engagement of BRI key stakeholders and business community
  • Formulate and implement the Infrastructure Committee (“IC”) strategies, programmes, and projects, including strategic planning, engagement of IC key stakeholders and business community
  • Design, develop, and manage the content for BRI Connect Online Platform
  • Organise outreach events and activities with partners for focused countries & sectors, with the aim of matching demand with supply for IC and/or BRI related projects
  • Provide secretariat support and other necessary tasks for the SBF management


Requirements

  • Minimally degree in Info Comm, Business, Engineering, or any relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably with at least 3 years' experience in infrastructure development or related industry
  • A good understanding of digital platform management and content strategy
  • Relevant business exposure in the China, Southeast Asia and/or South Asia would be an added advantage
  • Strong command of project/programme development, project management and budget control skills
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Be able to communicate in Chinese, especially when dealing with external parties involved in BRI projects
  • Willing to travel

Membership & TAC Engagement and Digital Technology Services Division

The Director (DTS) will be responsible to formulate the strategies for the overall planning, development and managing of the ICT & Digitalisation projects from project initiation to implementation and maintenance.

He/she shall strategise and direct the operations and applications teams to execute the digitalisation plans that will meet key stakeholder’s business objectives while being aligned with overall Federation strategy and directions.

He/she will also be responsible for 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

        • Responsible for the formulation of 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’s service level requirements
        • Lead and manage internal teams and services providers in the provision of ICT service delivery and service support to meet the intended availability and capacity requirements to optimum operations


Requirements

        • Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent
        • At least 10 to 15 years of relevant working experience is required for this position
        • Experience in managing Microsoft technologies, Cloud hosting, Helpdesk support and Network infrastructure and operations, applications development and implementation
        • Strong analytical, conceptualisation and problem-solving skill
        • Good written, verbal communication, presentation and negotiation skills
        • Customer oriented, always willing to help and can-do attitude
        • Ability to keep abreast of the latest technologies and how it can be applied to the organisation

Strategy & Development

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.

The primary purpose and function of this job is to work closely with the Director, Advocacy and Actions (Innovation, Digitalisation, Manpower, Talent & Skills), to staff the SBF Digitalisation Committee and the SBF SME Committee (SMEC) Sub-committees on Technology, Innovation and Productivity & Manpower, Talent & Skills, where the focus of the former committee is on helping companies to adopt digital technologies, and the focus of the latter committees are on helping our SMEs to innovate and adopt technology & address their manpower, talent and skills needs respectively. This role will involve:

        • Gather & analyse feedback on the needs and challenges faced by Singapore businesses, especially SMEs, in the areas of innovation, adopting digital technologies, manpower, talent and skills. This is with the objective of coming up with the appropriate advocacy messages for Government, our workers and the business community itself, and developing and implementing high impact programmes to help the business community.
        • Putting together the SMEC’s overall advocacy messages and its annual recommendations for the Singapore Budget
        • 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, digitalised and/or addressed their manpower and talent needs well, for other companies to learn from.
        • Develop advocacy messages, including our annual SMEC Budget Recommendations, on the topics concerned

Requirements

          • A good degree in Business or a relevant discipline.
          • A good understanding of the key concerns of the Singapore business community, especially SMEs, in the area of innovation, technology (including digital technology) adoption, manpower, talent and skills and our Government’s policies and programmes in these areas.
          • 2 to 7 years of working experience in the private and/or public sector in encouraging companies, especially SMEs, to innovate, adopt digital technologies and addressing their talent and skills needs. Candidates with no experiences are welcome to apply in which case the successful candidate will be given the appropriate designation in line with the organisation’s HR policies.
          • A passion for helping Singapore businesses, especially 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.


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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