Market Area Africa

Good to know

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.

What are you development opportunities?

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.

What is SuccessFactors?

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.

Can I set up alerts for new jobs?

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. 

What can I expect in the recruitment process?

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


>Learnerships / entry level:

Application – Screening/Shortlisting – Psychometric Assessment - Interviews – Background checking and Verification of qualifications – Medical & Fitness assessment and Security Clearance – Offer – Onboarding

Any tips for my Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

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. 

Do I need to pay anything to be eligible for a position at BASF?

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

How do I reset my password on SuccessFactors?

Click on ‘Sign in’, ‘Forgot your password’ enter your email address and submit. If an account matches the information you entered, then you will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. If you do not receive an email then no matching account was found for the information you provided. Please create a new account.