Senior Executive (FTA Education & Outreach)

Singapore Business Federation - 160 Robinson Road, #06-01 SBF Center , Singapore 068914

Established since 2002, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will be re-positioning itself with effect from 1 January 2018 as the apex business platform promoting the growth and vibrancy of the Singapore business community and acting as the bridge between businesses and the Government. In re-positioning ourselves, we intend to move beyond an organization to a consolidator, aggregator, and facilitator working with various stakeholders, including our Government and other trade associations and chambers, to achieve our objectives. Educating our companies on our free trade agreements (FTAs) so that our businesses can better utilise these agreements and collecting our business community’s feedback on our FTAs so that our Government can negotiate better FTAs will be important aspects of the re-positioned SBF going forward.
 
Responsibilities:
 
As part of the dynamic team in the Trade and Investment Business Group under the Strategy and Development Division, you will:
  • Assist in carrying out the team’s task to help the Singapore business community to develop and advance its interests with respect to cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations, particularly in organising FTA education and outreach activities.
  • Conduct basic research and analysis on Singapore FTAs.
  • Help monitor international trade policy issues and developments; and provide general assessment of their impact to our companies.
  • Assist in the maintenance of SBF’s FTA website; and in the content development and dissemination of newsletters and materials to companies.
  • Provide the necessary support in organising SBF’s FTA education and outreach activities.
  • Manage and alert the team on queries submitted by companies on Singapore FTAs or any other cross-border trade and investment issues.
  • Help compile feedback from companies on Singapore FTAs as well as other cross-border trade and investment issues.
 
Requirements:
 
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • A good degree from a recognised university
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in working on cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations
  • Good analytical, consultation, planning, communication (verbal and written), basic research and presentation skills
  • A keen learner and proactive self-starter, with a willingness to work across a number of subject areas
  • Capable of being a team player and an individual contributor
  • Possess a positive work attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Applicants without the pre-requisites must have a good understanding of businesses’ interests and concerns when it comes to cross-border trade and investment policies and regulations. Candidates who have taken module(s) on international trade will be considered favourably
Interested applicants should send in a detailed resume together with a cover letter (stating why you are suitable for the role, your notice period, and current and expected salaries) by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.
 


Post Date 06 December 2017
End Date 05 January 2018

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Company Profile

Singapore Business Federation

Singapore Business Federation

Singapore - Central - Downtown Core - Tanjong Pagar

Established on 1 April 2002, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber representing the business community’s interests in Singapore and abroad in trade, investment and industrial relations.

With a membership of 24,200 companies, all Singapore registered companies with a share capital of S$0.5 million and above are members of SBF. The Federation also works closely with key local and foreign business chambers that contribute significantly to the Singapore economy.
 
To help foster a conducive business environment, SBF acts as a bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral settings for the purpose of trade expansion, investments and networking.

Tapping on its vast international network of overseas business chambers, bilateral business councils and multilateral platforms, SBF helps Singapore businesses access new markets and opportunities. To date, the Federation has signed over 160 MOUs with business chambers in more than 60 countries.
 
In championing the interests of the Singapore business community, SBF’s approach is three-fold:
  • Advocate key issues impacting the Singapore business community both locally and overseas
  • Strengthen the competitiveness and resilience of businesses through capability building initiatives
  • Facilitate networking efforts to assist businesses establish contacts and tap into opportunities in Singapore and abroad

Why join with us?

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in developing, retaining and rewarding valued employees. We are in search of individuals who share our passion and mission to create value and opportunities for the business community. If you are creative, resourceful, enjoy teamwork and possess leadership qualities with the ability to influence others to create win-win solutions, we invite you to share your aspirations with us.