Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association
Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association

Jobs Development Partner (JDP) Programme

Jobs Development Partner (JDP) Programme is a government initiative to help SMEs accelerate industry transformation and spur job creation and job redesign. Interested SMEs can sign up for step-by-step complimentary holistic advisory services.

Jobs Development Partner (JDP) Programme

Food provides nutrients that give energy and growth to support life and many livelihoods. Besides air and water, food is the most important thing for living beings. Therefore, as a food manufacturing association, SFMA plays a vital role in all these factors. To intentionally address all these considerations, SFMA have partnered with SBF to embark on the Jobs Development Partner Programme (JDPP) to help the valued SFMA members towards food internationalisation and thriving in sustainable food economy.

About The ITAs At SFMA

Sustainable Food Economy

Ms. Jasmine Low
Senior Industry Transformation Advisor (Sustainable Food Economy)


Jasmine is passionate about capacity-building for sustainability through influencing purpose-driven profit and inspiring quality of life. She has 22 years of experience in the sustainable development sector, working with public and private stakeholders in green business development, waste reduction management (circular economy), energy and water efficiency solutions, reduction of carbon emissions, sustainability solutioning and training, facilitate ESG reporting, green certification and more. Jasmine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University with a focus on the intersection of life sciences and social-behavioural sciences. She is also a certified Practicing Management Consultant (PMC) with the Singapore Business Advisors and Consultants Council (ABACC).

In 2015, she founded SED Consulting. Her current role is Senior Industry Transformation Advisor with SFMA – a secondment nominated by SBF for the Jobs Development Partner Programme (JDPP). Her ultimate aim is to support SFMA Members create green economic power and contribute to business growth through SBF-SFMA-JDPP. Prior to starting SED Consulting, Jasmine was with the National Environment Agency (NEA), Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and World Cities Summit Secretariat at the Singapore Ministry of National Development, where she analysed global urbanisation trends, solutions, economics, and sustainable development. She was instrumental in spearheading several successful behavioural intervention programs, environmental sustainability, public health initiatives, and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Complimentary Consultations in Integrating Sustainability Solutioning for Business Growth

  1. Manpower, talent retention and workforce solution
  2. Clean air, energy, and water efficiency solution
  3. Circular economy solution (Food waste valorisation)
  4. Replace fuel-power vehicle with electric vehicles
  5. Sustainable product packaging
  6. Carbon management
  7. Digitalisation for business growth
  8. ESG practices to achieve net-zero to near net-zero emissions

Terms and Conditions

  1. Complimentary for SFMA members only.
  2. Consultation session is limited to 60min and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please contact Jasmine Low at for an appointment.

Food Internationalisation

Mr. Alex Teo
Industry Transformation Advisor (Food Internationalisation)


Alex Teo has about 14 years of experiences in strategic business planning, framework development and food compliance experiences in major food systems such as USA, Thai, AU-NZ, ASEAN

As the resident ITA at SFMA, his role is to help members to evaluate their food export initiatives programme via the Jobs Development Partner Programme (JDPP).

The programme focuses on areas such as international product design, nutritional and ingredients requirements for various markets, allergen management programme, supply chain matters, international trademark and cross-border trade compliances.

Alex is currently a MSC Management candidate at UCD Ireland. He holds a B.Sc. in Management, Specialised Diploma in International Trade, and Nutrition Science, and a Diploma in Electronics. He had served in both SMEs as well as MNCs to handle food regulatory work for approximately 36 countries.

Complimentary Product Design Review Services

We are now offering a complimentary product review services for SFMA members by our in-house ITA who has experiences in designing products for both Singapore and international markets. This is a 1 to 1 consultation on your retail (Food) product and logistical carton.

Simply contact us here to book an appointment (Google form link) with our in-house Industry Transformation Advisor who will contact you for confirmation and consultation at SFMA.

Product design review will cover

  1. Packaging design for exports (Front and Back)
  2. Basic Ingredients declaration/ labelling
  3. Basic allergen declarations / labelling
  4. Evaluation on Nutritional Panel format
  5. Essential labelling for exports or Singapore compliance
  6. Common practices for Logistical carton design

Terms and Conditions

  1. Complimentary for SFMA members only. Limited to 1 retail product and 1 logistical carton design per year.
  2. Limited to processed food for retail only (excludes fresh food, raw ingredients, products that is packed in bulk to be sold to businesses and food supplements).
  3. Consultation session is limited to 60min and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please contact Alex Teo at for more information.