Vacancy: Business & Committee Manager for ADB-DutchCham (fulfilled)

The ADB-DutchCham invites applications for the position of:


Business & Committee Manager (3 days per week).

This role is a maternity cover from 1 September 2018 to 1 January 2019.



ADB-DutchCham is a membership-based organisation composed of corporate members and Dutch Professionals in Singapore. As of 1 January 2018, the Association of Dutch Business people (ADB) and Dutch Chamber of Commerce merged into ADB-DutchCham (ADC). For more information please visit


In a nutshell

The Business & Committee Manager will be responsible for the seamless running of the eleven committees, and active recruitment of new ADC members. Primary responsibilities are: to support, coordinate and lead the work of the committees; to build and maintain good relationships with the committee chairs, members, and sponsors; to actively recruit new ADC and committee members; to plan for succession of committee members and chairs, and scout for potential chairs & committee members; to manage committee sponsors & suppliers; to organize committee meetings and events, report and follow up on the meetings; and to potentially supervise an intern who may be recruited to work in a supporting role. Since the team is small (4 persons / 2.5 fte) the Business & Committee Manager will be requested to provide other support where needed.


The function of Business & Committee Manager is based on 3 days per week.


General duties and responsibilities of the Business & Committee Manager

  • Supports the committee chairs in their role: provides administrative support, connects needs of committee members to trends, and creates opportunities for committee members to showcase their business;
  • Actively recruits new (committee) members by connecting potential members to upcoming committee events, follows up new acquaintances/potential members by sending them an email or dropping them a line;
  • Represents ADC at committee meetings and events to support the chair with relevant information on ADC, and reports briefly upon committee meeting (takes minutes/creates action lists);
  • Provides suggestions to the committees for (co)sponsored events;
  • Leads and supports the creation of new committees;
  • Ensures delivery of content (short articles and pictures) after each event to be included on our website, newsletters, magazines, and directory;
  • Manages the full spectrum of making events in Mailchimp, sends out invites to members, registers registrations, communicates with hosts, posts pictures of events on LinkedIn;
  • Assists in preparing and hosting ADC events (the real hands-on stuff, such as making badges, bringing along banners to the venue, welcoming members at events, etc).


What will make you a Star?

  • When you initiate the creation of events by recruiting sponsors and partners, simultaneously connect them to members with a particular interest, and make these events happen;
  • When you identify new needs, and convert them into a new committee, have found an active chair and interested members;
  • When members enjoy to participate in the committee meetings and events, recruit new members themselves and you convince potential members to become a member after attending a committee meeting or event.


The Business & Committee Manager will directly report to the Executive Director.


Key qualifications & requirements

  • BA or MA degree in business administration, public policy, hospitality, economics or related field;
  • Minimum of a few years of work experience is preferred, event management would be an asset;
  • Goal driven with the ability to persuade individuals to become a member;
  • Excellent communication skills, including good negotiation and sales skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships with members;
  • Pro-active, hands-on, mature and responsible working attitude;
  • Flexibility to quickly integrate into a small team and operate in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Good knowledge of Singapore and The Netherlands is an asset;
  • Fluency in English and good drafting skills. Dutch is an asset;
  • Social media and computer literate; IT skills for website and database management are an asset;
  • Possesses a Dependants Pass, sole proprietor, or status of PR or citizenship.


Please submit your CVand cover letterto info@adb-dutchcham.sgby 1 June 2018 (earlier applications are encouraged).

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply.


Please note that we will only be able to contact pre-selected candidates for interviews.