BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre S/B

Asia Pacific Regional Compliance (Manager)

Kuala Lumpur, MY
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits
04 Mar 2024
04 Apr 2024
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Full time
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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

  • While APA is decentrally organized in many processes and systems and consequentially drives a decentral compliance framework, we strive to implement an increased level of coordination, central alignment and oversight to these processes without removing overall decentral responsibility and ownership.
  • The incumbent will be responsible to set-up an APA compliance framework considering both corporate as well as local business requirements and conditions, design the required scope and manage respective involved communities based on risk evaluations of existing processes.
  • Starting point would be in Commercial Excellence (ComEx), Delegated Indirect Procurement & Controlling (e.g. Business Partner Due Diligence, Key Contact for APA Indirect Delegated Procurement, defining a framework around Sales Rebates with ComEx)

Main Tasks

Acting as / on behalf of APA Compliance Officer

  • Responsible to create awareness and initiate action on Compliance topics in the APA organization.
  • Being the go-to person / first contact for compliance related questions for the entire APA organization.
  • Support APA in finding the right balance between required risk taking from a business & efficiency perspective and ensuring full compliance.
  • Enabling individual units in APA to set-up compliance related guidelines or address compliance topics in projects.
  • Coordinate input from Corporate Center, AP Compliance Officer & others and ensure an appropriate communication & training approach.
  • Being a supportive key contact for AP Compliance Office (besides APA Compliance Officer) and being an active part of the AP Compliance Community
  • Providing overall status overviews and / or deep dives on selected compliance topics to APA Leadership Team (ALT)
  • Follow-up of internal compliance audits within APA in alignment with corporate audit (COA) and AP Compliance Office. and as a consequence provide compliance lessons-learned and best-practice-sharing from these audits as well as compliance cases within APA

Define APA Compliance Framework / APA Process House

  • Collaborate with (regional) functions in APA to define an APA Process House
  • Drive definition of the respective ownership definitions both on regional and / or on market level
  • Define required level of availability of information / documentation and define a framework ensuring updated information
  • Discuss & challenge various process owners on compliance related topics, particularly in the design phase
  • Define a level of self-audit along the respective processes to ensure to maintain a high decentral ownership level

Manage APA Indirect Delegated Procurement

  • Act as APA Key Contact for Delegated Indirect Procurement
  • Align and monitor delegation scope
  • Lead, coordinate and enable "APA Procurement community", i.e. the teams in the respective markets in APA
  • Definition of the Internal Control Design along the underlying fundamental of APA Delegated Procurement as most efficient way to purchase the delegated scope (instead of focusing on optimal procurement results)
  • Ensure full adherence to AP Procurement Guideline & implementation of requirements and processes with suitable compliance measures
  • Managing training framework for AP Procurement in APA
  • Ensure sufficient transparency about procurement (volumes etc.) across APA

Continuous development & adjustment of APA Compliance scope

  • Self-driven and continuous improvement of APA Compliance scope and this role to maximize benefit of role and minimize APA compliance risk



  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, legal studies, or a related discipline (a master's degree is preferred).
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) or similar certifications are a plus.

Working Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in risk management and compliance roles, preferably within agricultural inputs industry
  • Experience in developing and implementing compliance programs, policies, and controls
  • Sound understanding & experience of operating in a complex and matrix organization with multiple reporting lines
  • Proven ability to drive topics without line authority
  • Proven expertise in compliance or audit related field
  • Demonstrated business acumen

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Team player with strong personal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Resourceful and able to work independently

BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre was established in 2005. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the regional service hub has approximately 1,200 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. Around 112,000 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 comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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