Careers at Sonoco

Equal Opportunity Employer Sonoco believes that People Build Businesses and we are committed to a diverse community. We proudly welcome unique perspectives and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. We believe at Sonoco that our people should be as diverse as our customers.Evergreen is committed to hiring and investing in some of the brightest and most talented people in the world, no matter their gender, race, religion or background. Our top-notch teams are comprised of collaborators, leaders, and innovators that continue to build on one shared passion – making a difference in the world.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

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People and Packaging with a Purpose

We bring more to packaging than just the package. Our integrated packaging solutions help define brand personalities, create unique customer experiences and enhance the quality of products and the quality of life for people around the world . All in the service of our purpose: Better Packaging. Better Life.

Working at Sonoco
Career Growth

We give each employee the personal attention and investment they need to succeed, from entry-level to executive. You tell us your goals, we'll help you get there. In fact, 14.2% of our Q1 2022 hires came from internal candidates.

We're Global

With 330+ operations worldwide, you can choose where you want to work.

A Culture of Collaboration

We've built our company of the advice of our employees. Employee feedback is not only expected, it's mandatory. You'll always have a say in how things are run.
Find Your Dream Career
Sonoco owns dozens of businesses, and we encourage all of our employees to try out different jobs among them to find where they fit best.

Over a Century of Know-How

You'll find the highest standards and practices at Sonoco, founded on over a century of doing the best business possible.

World-Class Safety Standards

Sonoco is not like other Manufacturers - we've been recognized again and again for our commitment to the safety of our employees.

Sustainable Advice Our commitment to sustainability isn't just a promise, it's a mission. Every year Sonoco helps over 15,000 brands, manufacturers and communities recycle. We design new ways to shrink our environmental footprint and we've won awards for it. From creating environmentally conscious products to overseeing one of the largest recycling operations, being a green company is the world to us, literally.
A Global Solutions Company With approximately 16 different packaging businesses and over 330 global operations, the opportunities at Sonoco are endless. From retail packaging and plastics to graphics and displays, our diversified business units offer customized solutions for our customers from start to finish. Whether you're looking for a career in engineering, plant management or at our corporate headquarters, we have the right position for you almost anywhere in the world.Creating effective content that engages readers, consumers and prospects and whets their appetite for more is a necessity.
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We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities.
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Our Location

In 1899, a team of 12 worked from a rented warehouse in Hartsville, S.C. Named Southern Novelty Company at the time, our first product was a cone-shaped paper yarn carrier used for winding and transporting yarn. Since most of the textile cones of that day were wooden, paper cones were a novelty. The Company soon became the leading producer of cones in the United States.

We continued to diversify our product line and add new operations around the country. In 1923, the Southern Novelty Company name was changed to Sonoco Products Company, or "Sonoco," using the first two letters from each word of the original name.

More than 100 years later, we have 19,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. But we've never left our roots behind.

Students The Sonoco Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is for students either seeking a summer "intern" position or a full-time opportunity. Each Sonoco division has a uniqueness about them, but each one has a program that is designed and guided by the same core competencies; Technical Skills, Leadership Training, Business Insights and Cultural Integration. We have opportunities across functions such as Manufacturing & Operations, Research & Development, Accounting & Finance, Supply Chain Management and Sales.