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BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, as well as a global and regional research and development hub in Shanghai, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry. BASF posted sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2020 to customers in Greater China and employed 8,948 people as of the end of the year. For further information, please visit   



  • Work closely with management of service units/corporate units in China, advise and support them to translate business priorities and organization needs into people and HR initiatives by collaborating within HR community.

Main Tasks:

  • Act as HR advisor to consult, share insights, coach and challenge management of service units/corporate units on critical HR topics. Build and maintain a relationship as trusted strategic HR partner with key stakeholders in the unit.
  • Collaborate with HR community to implement specific unit HR initiatives/strategies; Proactively identify organization needs and provide appropriate HR solutions. Work closely with HR community to implement solutions from the regional /country HR framework and, if applicable, develop customized HR solutions for the unit. Ensure implementation and review effectiveness. 
  • Provide advice on organization design, restructuring and cultural change. Steer HR project management and execute specific measures, support related communication.                                                                                                                        
  • Facilitate talent development in service units/corporate units in China based on business and operational needs, including related discussions (e.g. succession planning, talent review), support unit’s candidate management. Discuss with unit leaders to identify learning & development needs and, if applicable, demand for customized solutions.
  • Support in annual manpower planning of service units/corporate units in China. Proactively track and monitor unit manpower.
  • Involve in external hiring for positions critical to the unit. Source internal candidates.
  • Ensure high performing culture by supporting the unit’s leadership team on performance management discussion/calibration and annual salary review. Foster employee engagement/motivation by promoting recognition in the unit (based on regional / country framework or, if applicable, unit specific), monitor effectiveness.
  • Perform effective HR analytics by analyzing relevant parameters (e.g. Recruiting KPIs/staffing situation, demographics, attrition, …) and proactively identify issues, highlight implications and derive actions if needed. Provide data driven insights for business decisions.   



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or above in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or a related discipline.
  • Working Experience: At least 8 years in Human Resources management in MNCs. Experiences as an HRBP is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills, organizational and cultural awareness.
  • Strong business affinity and acumen, experience working with management and ability to operate and influence with impact in a matrix environment.
  • Entrepreneurial and customer focus with strong drive to successfully steer HR solutions at country level.
  • Good skill of oral & written English and Chinese

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