Skills Framework for Food Manufacturing

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Food Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and Enterprise Singapore, together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Food Manufacturing provides useful information on:

 

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Food Manufacturing sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Food Manufacturing contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Food Manufacturing, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupations and Skills for the SFw for Food Manufacturing.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Four (4) tracks, (i) Production, (ii) Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC), (iii) Research and Development (R&D) and (iv) Business Development, which encompass 22 job roles.

Click to download the Career Pathways for the Food Manufacturing sector. [PDF/Word]

 

(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 22 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks..


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Food Manufacturing

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Production

  • Process Technician/Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
  • Assistant Engineer/Assistant Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Engineer/Engineering Manager/Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Production Operator [PDF/Word]
  • Section Head/Team Leader/Line Operator [PDF/Word]
  • Supervisor/Production Planner [PDF/Word]
  • Production Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Director of Operations/Plant Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Executive/Managing Director [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC)

  • QC Technician/QC Assistant/Laboratory Technician [PDF/Word]
  • QA&QC Supervisor/QA&QC Executive/Laboratory Supervisor [PDF/Word]
  • QA&QC Specialist/Food Safety Specialist/Laboratory Manager [PDF/Word]
  • QA&QC Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Director of Operations/Plant Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Executive/Managing Director [PDF/Word]

Research and Development (R&D) 

  • Assistant Food Technologist [PDF/Word]
  • Food Technologist [PDF/Word]
  • R&D Chef [PDF/Word]
  • Product Technologist/Innovation Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief R&D Officer [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Executive/Managing Director [PDF/Word]

Business Development

  • Assistant Market Development Manager/Market Development Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Market Development Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Regional Manager/Export Manager [PDF/Word]
  • General Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Chief Executive/Managing Director [PDF/Word]

 

(iv) Skills and Competencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.


(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Food Manufacturing

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click on the following link to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SF for Food Manufacturing. [PDF/Word]

 

Automation Management

  • Automated Food Manufacturing System Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Automated Operation Monitoring [PDF/Word]
  • Automated System Design [PDF/Word]
  • Automation Process Control [PDF/Word]
  • Embedded System Integration [PDF/Word]
  • Equipment Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Internet of Things Management [PDF/Word]

Big Data

Business-to-Business Management

  • Business Negotiation [PDF/Word]
  • Business Networking [PDF/Word]
  • Business Relationship Building [PDF/Word]

Business-to-Consumer Management

  • Brand Portfolio Management [PDF/Word]
  • Consumer Intelligence Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Customer Acquisition Management [PDF/Word]
  • Customer Behaviour Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Customer Loyalty and Retention Strategy Formulation [PDF/Word]
  • Food Product Marketing [PDF/Word]
  • Market Research [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Communications Plan Development [PDF/Word]

E-commerce Management

  • E-Commerce Campaign Management [PDF/Word]
  • Social Media Marketing [PDF/Word]

Export Market Development

  • Business Environment Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Business Opportunities Development [PDF/Word]
  • Communications Channel Management [PDF/Word]
  • International Marketing Programmes Management [PDF/Word]
  • International Trade Legislation for Business [PDF/Word]
  • New Export Market Entry Strategy Formulation [PDF/Word]

Food Regulatory Compliance

  • Food Safety Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Food Safety Management [PDF/Word]
  • Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation [PDF/Word]

General Management

Manufacturing and Operations

  • Food Manufacturing Facility Maintenance [PDF/Word]
  • Food Manufacturing Process Design [PDF/Word]
  • Food Production Management [PDF/Word]
  • Green Manufacturing Design and Implementation [PDF/Word]
  • Manufacturing Process Management [PDF/Word]
  • Production Performance Management [PDF/Word]
  • Utilities Management [PDF/Word]

Quality Management

Research and Development

  • Active and Smart Packaging [PDF/Word]
  • Advanced Processing Technology [PDF/Word]
  • New Product Introduction for Food [PDF/Word]
  • Product Improvement [PDF/Word]
  • Recipe Formulation [PDF/Word]

Workplace Safety and Health

  • Emergency Response Management [PDF/Word]
  • Hazards and Risk Control, and Policy Management [PDF/Word]
  • Workplace Safety and Health Performance Management [PDF/Word]

 

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Food Manufacturing

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click on the following link to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SF for Food Manufacturing. [PDF/Word]


(v) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Food Manufacturing sector.

 

(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job role in the sector at their respective entry level.

Click on the tracks below to download the respective training programme for each job role. 

  • Production [PDF/Word]
  • Quality Assurance and Control [PDF/Word]
  • Research and Development [PDF/Word]
  • Business Development [PDF/Word]
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    (b) View the Training Programmes for for in-service employees

    For in-service employees who work in the Food Manufacturing sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

    Production

    • Process Technician/Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]
    • Assistant Engineer/Assistant Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Engineer/Engineering Manager/Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Production Operator [PDF/Word]
    • Section Head/Team Leader/Line Operator [PDF/Word]
    • Supervisor/Production Planner [PDF/Word]
    • Production Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Director of Operations/Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

    Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC)

    • QC Technician/QC Assistant/Laboratory Technician [PDF/Word]
    • QA&QC Supervisor/QA&QC Executive/Laboratory Supervisor [PDF/Word]
    • QA&QC Specialist/Food Safety Specialist/Laboratory Manager [PDF/Word]
    • QA&QC Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Director of Operations/Plant Manager [PDF/Word]

    Research and Development (R&D) 

    Business Development

    • Assistant Market Development Manager/Market Development Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Market Development Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Regional Manager/Export Manager [PDF/Word]
    • General Manager [PDF/Word]

     

    (c) View the Training Programmes for Generic Skills and Competencies (GSCs)

    These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the GSCs, which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The GSCs facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please click [PDF / Wordto access the GSC training programme listing.

    In-service personnel can identify the top five GSCs which are required for respective job roles by referencing the Skills Maps listed in Section (iii) (a) above before refering to the listing to identify training programmes for GSCs which are considered as critical for the job roles.

     

    For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

    Skills Framework Templates

     

     

    This section helps users to populate Skills Framework content into editable Microsoft Word templates.

    Step 1: Select template(s)



    Step 2: Select Occupation(s)/Job Role(s)

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      Skills Framework Workshop

      We encourage enterprises that are keen to learn how Skills Framework can enhance their Human Resource practices to sign up for the Skills Framework Workshop.

       

      HOW you will benefit

      • Understand the intent and purpose of the Skills Framework
      • Comprehend the components of the Skills Framework
      • Enhance HR practices in the areas of talent attraction, performance and career management, learning and development through the Skills Framework
      • Adopt the Skills Framework to improve people strategy and business outcomes

       

      WHO should attend

      • HR practitioners who: 
        • Develop strategic HR policies and processes
        • Develop in-house workplace learning tools and platforms
        • Review strategic alignment between corporate vision and human capabilities
      • Line managers and leaders who develop and deploy performance support tools

       

      Click HERE to register your interest for the workshop.