Skills Framework for Wholesale Trade

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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 Wholesale Trade 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 Wholesale Trade 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 Wholesale Trade 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 Skill Framework (SFw) for Wholesale Trade 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 Wholesale Trade, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupations and Skills for the Skill Framework for Wholesale Trade.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Four (4) tracks, (i) Marketing, Business Development and Analysis, (ii) Trading and Sales, (iii) Operations, Procurement and Sourcing, and (iv) Finance and Regulations, which encompass 42 job roles.

Click to download the Career Pathways for the Wholesale Trade sector. [PDF]

 

(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 42 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the Skill Framework for Wholesale Trade

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

Marketing, Business Development and Analysis

  • Marketing Assistant / Marketing Coordinator [PDF/Word]
  • Business Analyst / Market Research Analyst / Market Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Business Development Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Business Analyst / Senior Market Research Analyst / Senior Market Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Business Development [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Marketing [PDF/Word]

Trading and Sales

  • Sales Assistant / Sales Coordinator [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Commodities Trader [PDF/Word]
  • Derivatives Trader [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Commodities Trading Manager / Senior Commodities Trader [PDF/Word]
  • Derivatives Trading Manager / Senior Derivatives Trader [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Sales [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Commodities Trading [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Derivatives Trading [PDF/Word]

Operations, Procurement and Sourcing

  • Operations Assistant [PDF/Word]
  • Procurement Assistant / Sourcing Assistant [PDF/Word]
  • Operations Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Contract Specialist [PDF/Word]
  • Procurement Executive / Sourcing Executive [PDF/Word]
  • Operations Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Procurement Manager / Sourcing Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Operations [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Procurement / Head of Sourcing [PDF/Word]

Finance and Regulations

  • Senior Credit Analyst / Credit Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Treasury Analyst / Treasury Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Trade Finance Analyst / Trade Finance Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Risk Analyst / Risk Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Senior Regulations and Trade Controls Analyst / Regulations and Trade Control Analyst [PDF/Word]
  • Credit Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Treasury Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Trade Finance Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Risk Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Regulations and Trade Controls Manager [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Credit [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Treasury [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Trade Finance [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Risk [PDF/Word]
  • Head of Regulations and Trade Controls [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 Skill Framework for Wholesale Trade

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 SFw for Wholesale Trade. [PDF]

 

Branding, Publicity, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce

  • Brand Portfolio Management [PDF/Word]
  • Digital Marketing [PDF/Word]
  • E-Commerce Campaign Management [PDF/Word]
  • Marketing Campaign Management [PDF/Word]
  • Social Media Management [PDF/Word]
  • Website Design [PDF/Word]
  • Website Performance Management [PDF/Word]

Business Development

Business Finance

Business Management

  • Continuous Improvement Management [PDF/Word]
  • Resource Management [PDF/Word]
  • Solutions Design Thinking [PDF/Word]
  • Strategy Planning [PDF/Word]
  • Systems Thinking Application [PDF/Word]
  • Technology Integration [PDF/Word]

General Management

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management

  • Hazards and Risk Identification and Management [PDF/Word]

People Development

  • Effectiveness Management [PDF/Word]
  • Learning and Development [PDF/Word]

Project Management

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA & QC) Management

  • Quality Assurance Management [PDF/Word]

Research and Data Analytics

  • Capital Expenditure and Investment Evaluation [PDF/Word]
  • Data Mining and Modelling [PDF/Word]
  • Demand Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Market Profiling [PDF/Word]
  • Market Research [PDF/Word]

Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance

  • Business Continuity Planning [PDF/Word]
  • Credit Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Enterprise Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Fraud Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Internal Controls [PDF/Word]
  • International Trade Legislation Compliance [PDF/Word]
  • Market Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Operations Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Regulatory Risk Management [PDF/Word]
  • Risk Compliance and Governance [PDF/Word]

Stakeholder and Customer Management

  • Business Opportunities Development [PDF/Word]
  • Conflict Management [PDF/Word]
  • Contract Development and Management [PDF/Word]
  • Customer Experience Management [PDF/Word]
  • Customer Relationship Management [PDF/Word]
  • Service Excellence [PDF/Word]
  • Stakeholder Management [PDF/Word]

Strategy Planning and Implementation

Trade-Related Finance Management

Trading, Sales and Operations Management

  • Cargo Issuance and Dispatch [PDF/Word]
  • Cargo Receipt and Inspection [PDF/Word]
  • Cargo Tracking System Administration [PDF/Word]
  • Commodities Trading Management [PDF/Word]
  • Delivery Management [PDF/Word]
  • Derivatives Trading Management [PDF/Word]
  • Freight and Cargo Claim Administration [PDF/Word]
  • Import and Export Documentation Administration [PDF/Word]
  • Inventory Control [PDF/Word]
  • Order Fulfilment Administration [PDF/Word]
  • Procurement Management [PDF/Word]
  • Product Advisory [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Closure [PDF/Word]
  • Sales Target Management [PDF/Word]

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Management

  • Emergency Response Management [PDF/Word]

 

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the Skill Framework for Wholesale Trade

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 SFw for Wholesale Trade. [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 Wholesale Trade 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. 

  • Marketing, Business Development and Analysis [PDF/Word]
  • Trading and Sales [PDF/Word]
  • Operations, Sourcing and Procurement [PDF/Word]
  • Finance and Regulations [PDF/Word]
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    (b) View the Training Programmes for for in-service employees

    For in-service employees who work in the Wholesale Trade 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.

    Marketing, Business Development and Analysis

    • Marketing Assistant / Marketing Coordinator [PDF/Word]
    • Business Analyst / Market Research Analyst / Market Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Marketing Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Business Development Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Business Analyst / Senior Market Research Analyst / Senior Market Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Marketing Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Business Development [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Marketing [PDF/Word]

    Trading and Sales

    • Sales Assistant / Sales Coordinator [PDF/Word]
    • Sales Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Commodities Trader [PDF/Word]
    • Derivatives Trader [PDF/Word]
    • Sales Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Commodities Trading Manager / Senior Commodities Trader [PDF/Word]
    • Derivatives Trading Manager / Senior Derivatives Trader [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Sales [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Commodities Trading [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Derivatives Trading [PDF/Word]

    Operations, Procurement and Sourcing

    • Operations Assistant [PDF/Word]
    • Procurement Assistant / Sourcing Assistant [PDF/Word]
    • Operations Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Contract Specialist [PDF/Word]
    • Procurement Executive / Sourcing Executive [PDF/Word]
    • Operations Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Procurement Manager / Sourcing Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Operations [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Procurement / Head of Sourcing [PDF/Word]

    Finance and Regulations

    • Senior Credit Analyst / Credit Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Treasury Analyst / Treasury Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Trade Finance Analyst / Trade Finance Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Risk Analyst / Risk Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Senior Regulations and Trade Controls Analyst / Regulations and Trade Control Analyst [PDF/Word]
    • Credit Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Treasury Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Trade Finance Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Risk Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Regulations and Trade Controls Manager [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Credit [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Treasury [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Trade Finance [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Risk [PDF/Word]
    • Head of Regulations and Trade Controls [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.

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      Skills Framework Workshop

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      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

       

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