Graduate Trainee Communications

We create chemistry for a sustainable future In line with our corporate purpose, around 113,000 employees contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. In 2014, BASF posted sales of €74.0 billion and income from operations before special items of approximately €7.6 billion. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. A regional sales hub for Eastern Africa, BASF East Africa Ltd., was established in Kenya in mid-2011.It is located in Nairobi and its focus areas in the region are: Agriculture, Construction, Home & personal care, Food ingredients, Performance plastics, Coil coatings Nairobi is also home to the Construction Chemicals plant opened in 2014, which provides construction materials to construction sector in Kenya and the East African region.

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 incumbent will be responsible for supporting Country Cluster East Africa Corporate Communication & Advocacy function. Duties will include the following-

  • Assist with marketing communication content preparation
  • Follow up advocacy topics as assigned
  • Assist with BASF EA social media presence – content development
  • Newsletter input coordination as assigned
  • Coordinate internal and external BASF events as requested
  • Internal and external visibility and reporting for BU activities in East Africa through various communication tools
  • Identify opportunities for cross BU business in the marketplace
  • Assist with communication and advocacy topics for the HR function, as well as other departments as assigned
  • Co-ordinate CCEA BASF Kids’ Lab and Teens Lab activities
  • Monitor the BASF EA info email address

What We Expect

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business administration or related field
  • Basic understanding of marketing communication techniques, business trends, social media management
  • Good writing skills for various audiences

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.

How To Apply

Closing Date : 21 November. 2021

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