Career Areas

Career Areas

“What motivates me each day at Sonoco are the opportunities that exist here in the company to become a real person. I have my personal and professional goals and Sonoco supports me to reach them.”

- Manuel A. | Mexico

Over 21,000 employees across 300 operations.

With more than 21,000 employees in 300 operations across the globe, serving some of the world’s best known brands, growth opportunities are endless at Sonoco. Join us as we work alongside diverse industries with major consumer packaged goods companies, household names, start-ups and more!

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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Supply Chain Management

Have you always been interested in logistics, procurement, the supply chain or supply management? Several opportunities can be found within the Supply Chain sector of Sonoco. Our teammates strategically execute planning principles and processes across the business, turning data into useful insights. 

From negotiating, renewing contracts with vendors to purchasing, our Supply Management team works across divisions within Sonoco. These teammates possess strong negotiation skills, are technology driven and have excellent communication skills. 

The Logistics team focuses on scheduling, keeping efficiency and organization top of mind. Logistics teammates work together to bring value to our businesses, affecting Sonoco’s bottom-line while balancing service and cost. Our Logistics associates are committed to continuous improvement, are process oriented and technology driven. They are indeed trusted advisors. 

Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance

Are you interested in working for a global, publicly traded company across various business segments? Our accounting and finance teams are seeking collaborative, creative thinkers for markets that are constantly changing. And, like other opportunities with Sonoco, where you start your career doesn’t necessarily determine where you can go, as our associates are empowered to create their own paths. Sonoco enables associates to immerse themselves in how our businesses operates, building on a foundation of knowledge that only grows with time.  

Customer Service

Customer Service

Would you like to work directly with Sonoco customers to meet their product needs? Sonoco’s customer service team members immerse themselves into the business units they serve, proactively meeting customer needs and are empowered to create their own paths. Knowledge of technology, specifically Oracle, is a plus. Strong interpersonal skills are also important, as these associates project the values of Sonoco to customers across the globe.  

Engineering

Engineering

Are you interested in working with a variety of machines, some more than 100 years old and some brand new, featuring the latest technology? Sonoco’s engineering team works across facilities to ensure a variety of machines are up and running efficiently. Keeping return on investment in mind, engineering associates are empowered to implement new processes and equipment. These teammates often work directly on manufacturing floors, alongside production associates, so strong communications skills and proactive problem solving is important. If you are a team player with an innovative spirit, we just might be the right fit for your career.  

Research & Development

Research & Development

Are you a problem solving, creative and collaborative person? Our Research and Development team is exposed to groundbreaking technology and testing on a daily basis. R&D associates are also empowered to learn about Sonoco as a whole, understanding each division and its goals. Team members interact directly with Sonoco customers to gain insights and help grow their brands. You’ll also work directly with the sales and marketing teams in an exciting, collaborative environment.  

Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources associates often work in the field as HR generalists/managers and support multiple plants across multiple businesses. These teammates are knowledgeable in many HR areas and support day to day issues and challenges. Sonoco’s HR Center of Excellence includes subject matter experts in HR functional areas, including Talent Acquisition, Organization Development, HR Technology, Employee Experience, Employee Services, Payroll, Benefits and/or Compensation. However, just because you are a field generalist or subject matter expert, doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Many transfer their skillsets throughout their careers into other HR related fields. 

Information Technology

Information Technology

Have you always been interested in technology systems and software? As the world continues to evolve at a rapid pace, our IT teammates love to learn and offer ideas to make our businesses run more smoothly. The IT team is empowered to study all areas of the business to help solve growing needs, serving as great business partners to our 23,000 global associates. Pioneering new structures and philosophies, these teammates are ready with creative solutions to complex issues, all with the goal of aiding in Sonoco’s growth across the globe.  

Manufacturing & Operations

Manufacturing & Operations

Are you interested in creating great products that are used by families across the globe? Sonoco’s manufacturing and operations team gains valuable, hands-on experience with a variety of different equipment across the production floor. And, where you begin doesn’t necessarily determine where you’ll land. Sonoco offers growth opportunities across divisions, enabling our teammates exposure to lean principles and new experiences. Leadership development is a pillar of this team, and safety is our No. 1 priority, ranking in importance over all other areas. If you’re patient, willing to learn, with leadership interest, we may be a good fit for your career. 

Marketing

Marketing

Are you a detail oriented individual, interested in working in a business-to-business sales environment? Our marketing professionals are true analysts, understanding product makeups, the importance of sustainability and changing consumer trends. A background in packaging and/or industry experience is a definite plus. Our marketing teammates work directly with existing and potential customers to identify market opportunities and trends. Self-starters, these professionals also enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.  

Maintenance

Maintenance

Have you been told you are a great mechanic and can fix many things others find difficult? Our Maintenance team features highly skilled mechanics and electrical professionals. Working in a collaborative environment, these teammates often interact with operations and are strong problem solvers. With a commitment to a strong work ethic and a dedication to safety, maintenance associates gain hands-on experience daily and are key in supporting Sonoco’s production goals.  

Quality

Quality

Are you a person who enjoys analyzing data and trends? Sonoco is looking for salaried and hourly associates to join our Quality team. These associates take a proactive approach to manufacturing, with an emphasis on black belt and six sigma training. Teammates can often be found on the production floor, spending time with operators and manufacturing associates. Detail oriented and collaborative, teammates are ready to solve problems and find cost-saving solutions.  

Sales

Sales

Are you interested in taking charge of your own career? Our sales associates are self-starters who have direct interaction with operations, research and development and our engineering team. Proactive, assertive and willing to go the extra mile, the sales team carefully researches opportunities to work directly with current and potential customers. Often, sales associates have the ability to hone their interests and move into other roles with Sonoco.  

Skilled Technicians

Skilled Technicians

Are you mechanically inclined with experience in manufacturing? Sonoco’s skilled technicians keep safety top of mind while working with a variety of machines. Critical members of the production team, these associates keep a focus on quality and teamwork, working each day to help divisions run smoother and more efficiently.  

Entry Level Positions

Entry Level Positions

Are you interested in starting your career with a global, publicly traded company that spans across the globe? Sonoco offers individuals with strong work ethics a culture focused on safety, with development opportunities across many divisions. All Sonoco associates focus on a quality product for our customers and enjoy working across teams in a collaborative environment. And, where you begin your career may not be where you end up, as we offer associates the ability to create their own paths within the organization. 

University Programs

We visit University campuses each year to spread the word: Sonoco has unique internships, co-ops and recent graduate training programs tailored just for you. We're looking for tomorrow's Sonoco leaders today.

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We give each employee the personal attention and investment they need to succeed, from entry-level to executive. That's why every one of our employees has the opportunity to pursue different careers within Sonoco to find what suits them. At Sonoco, your path to the top will be unique to you.

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