BASF – Business Partner Controlling (Nairobi).

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We are the world’s leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance, but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.

What you can expect

The successful incumbent will be responsible to partner with and support BASF East Africa Limited sales team and Business Development as well as Market Area Head regarding controlling matters including planning and forecasting, governance and processes, ICTP, and cost monitoring. Duties will include the following:


  •     Actively promotes BASF interests and sets an example in communicating of BASF corporate values, principles and guidelines as well as following BASF’s group Compliance program

  •     Contributes to BASF long-term competitiveness and success

  •     In his/her activities is governed by laws and state normative documents and regulating BASF operations

  •     Complies and ensures compliance, including third-party employees, to BASF Group EHS Policy and Directives in the following areas: Occupational Safety, Fire Protection and Electricity Safety, as well as Information Protection requirements, etc.

  •     Immediately informs direct supervisor/manager on any situation threatening life and health of employees; on accidents or decline in health that happened during the work

  •     Leads projects initiated by the CCH and act as a right hand in all business function matters

  •     Support local EERs, LSMs and other sales employees of defined BUs on sales / costs / margins analyses

  •     Accountable for functional budgets as well as their follow-up (reporting & forecasting) for regionally steered functions (as far as country cluster East Africa has direct functional cost)

  •     First-level support for controlling systems (OCEAN, COBUS, Maris, and COINS)

  •     First-level support in local ICTP matters of relevant Business Units not allocated to ODs or the Controlling Services organization

  •     Support the preparation of the monthly management report in cooperation with ESSC (data quality check, commenting part)

  •     Responsible for efficiency sparring and improvement with regionally steered functions (as far as country cluster East Africa has direct functional cost)

  •     Accountable for cost controlling, sales forecasting, other transactional controlling topics as far as not (yet) transferred to EU Controlling Services

  •     Support CCH on request with business & industry analyses and support global & regional controlling and other projects


What we expect

  •     Higher degree in business administration, controlling, or economics

  •     Master of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent qualification essential

  •     Minimum 3 -4 years’ experience in a controlling/management accounting role

  •     SAP experience preferable

  •     Excellent MS Office skills

We offer

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career  opportunities in an international company. BASF is an equal opportunity employer which we embrace diversity and the principles of employment equity.


Closing date for applications: 11 June 2021




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