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Excerpted from the Singapore Career Guide

Although almost half of all employers in Singapore are uncertain about the amount of global demand for their products and services, about a quarter expect demand to increase, according to a survey by Michael Page International. Employers are more optimistic about Singapore’s domestic outlook, with more than half expecting business conditions in Singapore to remain stable. Singapore’s strategic location and skilled workforce continue to attract multinational companies (MNCs) to establish bases there. Almost half of employers surveyed believe job opportunities will increase for local professionals as a result of MNC expansions.

And, despite the uncertainties in the rest of the world, trade throughout Asia promises to continue to increase. This growth is likely to assure career opportunities for sales and marketing professionals in Asia.

Areas of Job Promise

Sales and marketing: Hays predicts ongoing hiring of sales and marketing professionals across industries in Singapore. The shortage of top talent creates strong demand for high-performers with regional experience and an Asia-Pacific network. Sales and business development managers are especially needed, and demand is increasing for digital and social media specialists.

Supply chain: Employers in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, oil and gas, and chemicals industries need candidates with relevant skills and experience. Hays is seeing active recruitment in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), chemicals, and the industrial and engineering sectors for specialist skills such as procurement and supply chain management ...more

Organizations and Trade Associations

Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)
http://www.mis.org.sg (English, Chinese)
The MIS, a non-profit organization, is the national professional body for sales and marketing practitioners. It is responsible for the promotion of efficient and effective marketing management practices in Singapore and the enhancement of its professional image. It provides for the training, professional development and social needs of its members, as well as ensuring professional conduct and ethics in the marketing profession are upheld. Besides conducting various degree, graduate diploma, diploma and certificate courses, MIS offers a range of practical skills training programs at its training division, the MIS Sales Academy, and provides marketing consulting, research services and customized in-house training programs for companies and organizations. There is an online job placement search and members also receive complimentary copies of its publication, The Singapore Marketer. MIS is a founding member of the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF), a regional body set up in 1991 and now made up of members comprising 17 national marketing bodies from the Asia-Pacific region.

Marketing Institute of Singapore
51 Anson Road
#03-53 Anson Centre
Singapore 079904
Tel: +65 6327 7588
Email: seminars@mis.org.sg, membership@mis.org.sg

Publications

AdLib
http://www.adlib.com.sg/
AdLib is the 'voice' of Singapore's advertising industry, a monthly advertising trade journal read by more than 4,000 advertising agencies, PR and marketing companies, multi-national corporations, SMEs, government ministries, media owners, media buyers/sellers and media planners, as well as 600 advertising students in tertiary institutions. The content of the publication focuses on issues in advertising, public relations, and marketing and branding, as well as media industry events, such as seminars, conferences and exhibitions.

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Singapore Guide.



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