Slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years, Singapore’s F&B industry is showing signs of resilience and promising growth. As of the third quarter of 2022, F&B sales recorded a 28 percent rise in volume year-on-year.
What are the job opportunities in Singapore’s F&B sector?
With valuable business lessons learnt during the pandemic, more F&B businesses are embracing digital technology to enhance and expand their operations. As the sector leans towards digital transformation, talent with skills in the areas of business management, customer experience, and sustainability are in demand.
Here are some examples listed on the MyCareersFuture portal:
|Sustainability Executive||$3,500 to $5,500|
|Brand Manager||$4,500 to $7,000|
|Customer Service Officer||$2,200 to $4,000|
|Distribution Analyst||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Logistics Coordinator||$$1,800 to $3,400|
|Operations Manager||$4,800 to $8,000|
|Regional Marketing Executive||$3,600 to $4,800|
|Sales & Marketing Manager||$4,900 to $9,500|
|Shop Supervisor||$2,200 to $3,600|
|Store Manager||$3,500 to $5,000|
According to Enterprise Singapore, four in ten jobs in the food services industry need to be redesigned over the next three years. To support this, the Jobs Transformation Map (JTM) for the food services sector was launched to guide F&B companies and workers in their job transformation journey to help them prepare for the future of work in the food services sector.
Under the new JTM, jobseekers and mid-career switchers who are interested in joining the F&B sector can expect to find employment in higher-skilled roles. While certain job roles like chefs, and outlet managers may experience less drastic changes, lower-skilled roles like service crew and kitchen assistants can transition into the role of a food & beverage operations associate.
Where can I get help to make an industry switch to the F&B sector?
To thrive in the F&B sector today, you should equip yourself with in-demand skills such as business management, digital proficiency, green practices, customer experience, and creative technical skills.
Don’t worry if you lack experience or the necessary skills to enter the F&B sector. You can enrol in WSG’s Career Conversion Programme (CCP) with On-the-Job Training for the following job roles in F&B:
- Food Professionals and Associates (Non-PMET)
- Food Professionals and Associates (PMET)
- Food Services Executives
- Restaurant Manager (Value Chain Management)
If you need professional advice on navigating your career journey to the F&B sector, register here to speak to a career coach!