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The BASF is the world's largest chemical company. We create chemistry which bonds in a whole host of ways. Our product portfolio is vast; chemicals, plastics, services, crude oil, natural gas, and innovative and functional solutions for agriculture this grouping is one of BASF's exceptional strengths. It enables us to use resources efficiently and is thus a key success factor in the face of competition. It also helps to protect the environment. In short: as a true global player, we have a great deal to offer you.

We are the world’s leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and creating chemistry for a sustainable future.

BASF’s success as a company relies on the personal engagement of our employees. We encourage our staff to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. With an incredibly wide range of positions on offer, we are better placed than the competition to recruit the finest technical specialists and managers.

An exciting variety of roles, performance-related compensation and extensive opportunities for international development are just some of the factors that should attract your attention. In addition, a healthy work-life balance is a key priority for all of us.

As an experienced professional at BASF, you’ll be amongst like-minded people. We aim to build the best team, and so we only employ  team-players who treat each other with respect. Career development at BASF involves more than just climbing the hierarchical ladder; focus is more on your life-long learning. We discuss the best way for each employee to progress personally at annual reviews, and through the offers we make, ensure their professional and private lives can be best combined, whatever the stage of their career. 

Working at BASF, you’ll find a variety of development opportunities both within and outside of your location and field. You will be able to develop your skills through special programs and development initiatives. You’ll also regularly exchange information with members of our specialist community, both from within and outside of BASF.

SuccessFactors is an SAP Cloud based Human Capital Management product. SuccessFactors systems provide us with the tools to inspire everyone in the company to not only to work smarter, but to work together towards the goals the company believes are critical to its success.

Once you have registered on SuccessFactors and social media platforms such as LinkedIn, you can set up email alerts for new jobs that are advertised. These will be emailed to you and you will be able to apply. 

The recruitment process has several stages.  These stages can happen concurrently depending on the area, business requirements/needs and the nature of the role.

> Operational vacancies:

Application – Screening/Shortlisting – Interviews – Psychometric Assessment (depending on the nature and seniority of the position) – Background checking and Verification of qualifications – Medical & Fitness assessment and Security clearance – Offer – Onboarding

Your CV should ideally be no more than three (3) pages and must contain your current contact information, qualifications, work experiences, as well as details about any special skills and knowledge you may have.  An introductory paragraph or cover letter with your career aspirations tell us more about you. You may also want to highlight some achievements, specifically as it relates to the position advertised. Keep the summary brief and relevant. 

No, BASF will never request you to pay for any background checks or clearances for vacancies in Africa.

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