Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Food Supply

With Covid-19 came panic buying, dried goods stockpiling and a surge in food delivery. Hence, food production and supply is a hot industry today, and definitely worth your attention as a jobseeker.
Industry Guide: Food Supply
Fast Facts
of our food is imported from about 170 countries and regions
of nutritional needs to be met by local production by 2030
$144 M
Singapore Food Story R & D Programme to strengthen food security
Industry Guide: Food Supply
Industry Outlook
New technology, changing consumer habits, and the increase in borderless competition from e-commerce mean that retail is no longer confined to brick-and-mortar stores. It is important to be ready to adapt and innovate to remain relevant and find new ways to reach consumers effectively.
Key Skills
  • Problem solver
  • Resilient
  • Able to work in a team
  • Quick learner
  • Innovative
Relevant Jobs

Manufacturing Executive

  • Diploma or Degree in Food Science/Food Technology
  • 2-3 years experience
  • $3,000-$3,500/month
  • In the food industry, a Manufacturing Executive would review and analyse the production workflow to suggest improvements and optimisation. Such improvements could include support for digital upgrading, integrating existing processes and/or automating parts of the manufacturing process. They also uphold health and safety regulations to ensure a safe work floor.

Food Technologist

  • Diploma or Degree in Food Science/Food Technology or other Science-related discipline
  • 2-3 years experience
  • $3,000-$5,000/month
  • A Food Technologist supports product, packaging and process development by preparing equipment and materials, and assisting in consolidating data and results of experiments for defining the specifications of products and/or processes. The job often requires preparing samples and materials, supporting development of manufacturing processes, and troubleshooting existing processes for quality or regulatory lapses.

Process Technician

  • Diploma in Engineering or Science-related discipline, or previous industry experience
  • 0-2 years experience
  • $2,300-$3,000/month
  • A Process Technician sets up and maintains machinery for the food production plant. This includes preventative maintenance such as changing of lubrication oil, tuning machine speeds and other calibration on the food production equipment. This job may require work in food production environments with high temperatures for cooking, or cold temperatures for freezing and storage of food products. Compliance with food and safety regulations is also a must.

Quality Assurance Executive/ Quality Controller

  • Diploma or Degree in Food Science/Food Technology or other Science-related discipline
  • 1-2 years experience
  • $3,000-$4,000/month
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Executives ensure that food production or distribution meets food safety manufacturing requirements. They conduct or support quality testing activities by preparing equipment and materials, and identify lapses in the production lines' conformance to food safety and hygiene standards. This work also involves routine checks on company infrastructure and equipment, recording relevant data and preparing for audits.