Specialist HR Core (C&B/Payroll) (China)











We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.


Do you want to work with passionate teams, providing excellent business and digital services to the Asia Pacific region?

Do you want an open, supportive, and caring working environment?

Do you view your development needs seriously as we do?

If YES, then take your career to the #NextLevel with BASF !

Objectives of the Position

  • Understand business needs and provide best suited solutions on Payroll, Compensation & Benefits or Labor Relations & Law.
  • Offer expert advice and proposal to service recipient through development of deep expertise and staying abreast of current and emerging market insights and legal legislations.
  • Drive process improvements, automation, and digitalization measures to offer best service delivery experience

Main Tasks

Operational Excellence

  • Ensure data quality and data integrity for Payroll, Compensation & Benefits and Labor Relations & Law processes.
  • Manage full payroll portfolio (either in-house or via vendors) accurately, timely and in compliance with statutory requirements. Manage the time and attendance processes for office and production workers.
  • Design and deliver of compensation and benefits frameworks and programs for the service recipients. Perform competitive analysis of compensation & benefits and assist to develop compensation & benefits program and policies
  • Manage full cycle of salary review management
  • Understand relevant legislation relating to relevant staff consultation and labor laws and manage employment related templates and policies.
  • Develop expertise in International labour and social standards and support relevant internal/external audit analysis and reporting
  • Responsible for vendor management for Payroll, Compensation & Benefits and Labor Relations & Law processes

Service Engagement

  • Provide advisory such as manual payment calculation, pay slip simulation, gross up computations for payment, national service claims, global mobility packages, compensation and benefits practices and guidelines, labour laws etc.
  • Provide support to projects on merger, acquisitions, divestitures, and labor management partnerships
  • Monitor and track external developments and changes in market practices and legislation
  • Analyze, clarify, and resolve operation issues and enquiries with close collaboration with relevant counterparts to ensure quality services are delivered from the hub.

Process Improvement and Project Initiatives

  • Continuously review and maintain knowledge documents in areas of expertise to develop the formation of competence hub.
  • Identify opportunities, prepare business case and participate in digitalization and process optimization.
  • Drive initiatives which contribute to the improvement of service experience
  • Develop and maintain the blueprints of multiple system processors in Payroll, Compensation & Benefits and Labor Relations & Law processes to ensure the capturing of business requirements



  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

Working Experience

  • With 3 - 4 years of related HR working experiences in Payroll, C&B OR Labor Relations &  Law.
  • Experience in relevant payroll procedures,  practices OR country statutory
  • Working knowledge of integrated payroll systems preferably on SAP.

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Understanding of HR principals. Knowing China market will be a plus.
  • Functional knowledge and skills in using Microsoft application
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Mandarin

BASF regional service hub has been established since 2005 in Kuala Lumpur.  The regional service hub has approximately 700 employees and growing.  Focused on being a competency and digitalization driven hub, it also provides quality functional and know-how services in the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, real estate and facilities management, communications, environmental, health and safety, procurement, import-export order management, and information services to BASF companies and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. BASF also has two other regional hubs located in Berlin, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay that cover the Europe and Americas regions.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. Further information at www.basf.com.

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