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With over a dozen career areas, Sonoco has the perfect position for you. We're not looking for people who just want to do their job – we want innovators dedicated to taking their career to higher levels. Become a part of something greater and grow with us.

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Where do YOU fit?
  • Accounting & Finance

  • Administration

  • College Recruiting

  • Customer Service

  • Engineering

  • Graphic Design

  • Human Resources

  • IT

  • Manufacturing & Operations

  • Marketing

  • Military Veterans

  • Quality

  • Sales

  • Supply Chain

How Ming's team doubled QA efficiency accross an entire product line.

Ming's role at Sonoco is leading a team of engineers and chemists that work with paper, adhesives and recycling to minimize cost and waste while maximizing sustainability. With every project, they utilize new technology that helps them create innovative designs customers didn't even know they needed – Sonoco always plans for tomorrow.

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Advice from a recruiter: Prime your application
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Getting a job at Sonoco is simpler than it looks. The first step is showing interest, which you can do just by browsing our site and learning more about us. Don't be shy in showing off your skills on your resume, either – impress us! Another important step of joining the Sonoco team is proving you're a fit both as an employee and community member. Since we thrive off our culture, you should also understand our values and provide examples of how you've displayed those values in past experiences. Most importantly, be yourself. We're excited to get to know you!

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Accounting & Finance

Like numbers? So do we, $5 billion in fact. Analyze finances across all of our global operations and take the lead on accounting projects for one of the largest companies in the packaging and services industry.

"We've engrained company values in our everyday work. ‘Doing the right thing' – that's how we operate."
– Brian



Work closely with other divisions to keep business running smoothly. From preparing strategic business plans to regulating plant inventory, production and performance, you'll be an integral part of helping Sonoco grow.

"I'm blown away all the time by the strength of this company."
– Carol


College Recruiting

We visit college 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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Here is our Fall, 2017, college visit schedule:
  • Miami University (Ohio): September 13
  • North Carolina State University (Engineering): September 19-20
  • Pittsburg State (Company Day): September 20
  • Michigan State University (Engineering Intern / Co-op): September 20
  • University of Tennessee (Engineering and STEM): September 25
  • University of Tennessee (Supply Chain): September 26
  • Clemson University (Engineering): September 26
  • University of Tennessee (Business): September 27
  • Clemson University (Business): September 27
  • University of South Carolina (SET): September 27
  • Clemson University (CAFLS): October 4
  • Michigan State University (Engineering and Tech): October 4
  • University of Washington (Engineering): October 25

"Sonoco stopped by USC when I was an undergrad, and I've been here ever since!"
– Sarah


Customer Service

We like taking care of our customers, and you should, too! Become a part of Sonoco's compassionate customer service team and help make someone's day everyday.

"With any job, you get what you put into it. We keep our customers happy, which makes us happy, too!"
– Nicole



If you like solving problems and developing new improvements, we have a team for you! You'll be able to collaborate with the brightest engineers to keep our expanding network of plants ahead of the rest.

"Within my group there is always a desire to understand each person's approach –that's what makes our team so great!"
– Mike


Graphic Design

Help our clients bring their brand to life. From original artwork to 3-D printing, our award-winning teams and advanced technology have created some of the world's most iconic brands.

"There is no idea too big for our team."
– Matt


Human Resources

Sonoco's people-first culture makes Human Resources one of our most important departments. By recruiting the best talent and supporting our tight-knit community, you'll help this big, dynamic family grow like never before.

"I do this job for the people—that's one of the many reasons I love Sonoco."
– Laura



Like challenges? Good – so do we! With a focus on developing and implementing new, complex business and system programs, your creative thinking and dedication is crucial to our success.

"I deal with different programs, different departments everyday, so it's fun coming to work."
– Andrew


Manufacturing & Operations

Safety, excellence, teamwork… these are just a few of the values we embody at every plant with the help of our department. Plus, we'll train you – you'll be prepared to manage a plant in less than 18 months, regardless of degree type.

"Sonoco really follows through when you come up with ways to do it better."
– Tom



If you like Sonoco, you'll probably like us, too! From developing marketing campaigns to analyzing key trends, we've helped create who we are today: the global yet family-centered company you know and love.

"Great community, great leadership and a great place to improve your own potential."
– Meghan


Military Veterans

With paid military leave and veteran support groups, we're committed to hiring veterans and helping them every step of the way.

"I found my job at Sonoco through a veteran hiring service—their assistance has really made my life easier."
– Rick

Sonoco has been named a Best for Vets Employer by the Military Times.



Every plant is different, which is why we need your unique expertise to make sure your plant produces the high-quality products we're known for. We'll encourage you to find new ways to improve quality systems and help you lead your plant to success.

"Though Sonoco's a big company, you still get a ‘small town' feel. I like getting to know peers across departments and plants."
– Kirk



Are you Sonoco's number-one fan? We're looking for inspired, friendly people to drive our business and represent Sonoco. Discover and manage your own customer accounts, and we'll give you the tools to become a leader in sales.

"There is no shortage of talent in the sales department."
– Sam


Supply Chain

As one of the largest manufacturers in the world, we've got a lot to manage. You'll be responsible for overseeing our inventory, planning and scheduling production, and, most importantly, maintaining our high customer satisfaction.

"Each day I notice more and more products we've created – this company never ceases to amaze me."
– Mark

Thank you for visiting our site.

Sonoco will accept resumes in response to advertised openings. We do not accept unsolicited resumes, including those from agencies and search firms.

We generally do not work with search firms during our selection process. If your clients are interested in employment with Sonoco, we encourage them to visit our Career Search page for a listing of current employment opportunities.

Sonoco employs a staff of HR professionals to handle our recruiting efforts. However, we do recognize there may be occasions where we require additional services. If you are interested in helping in these cases, you may send your company information to the human resources manager where it will be kept for future reference. We will contact you should we have need of your services.

Thank you for your interest in our company. We wish you and your clients success in their search for suitable positions.

Sonoco is not responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms submitted by agencies or search firms.

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