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Sonoco Consumer Products Europe

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe

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Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE:SON) is a global provider of packaging products. With net sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2022, the Company has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 320 operations around the world, serving some of the world’s best-known brands. With our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life., Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, and a better world, for our customers, employees and communities. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2022 as well as being included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the fourth consecutive year. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.


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Maintenance Technician, Sonoco Industrial, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK

Key Activities / Measurables

The specific duties for the role are set out below:

Safety Responsibilities

Actively support the Company’s goal to ‘create a zero-injury environment’ and adhere to health and safety requirements
Encouraging all site employees to report close calls/near misses
Participating in Company safety improvement activities
Operational responsibilities

Assisting in the installation of machinery and equipment
Fault finding, diagnosis and repair of a range of equipment, including PLC
Analysis and resolution of electrical and mechanical faults and repairs
Timely response to equipment breakdowns and completion of equipment repairs
Carrying out planned preventative maintenance on a range of winders, conveyors and robots in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and Industry/Company practices
Accurately recording and communicating maintenance information

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Process Engineer, Sonoco Industrial, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK,

Key Activities / Measurables



Ensure safe working practices are developed and maintained within area of responsibility and strive towards a goal of zero injuries.
Complete 5 SUSA’S (behavioral discussions) per week and encourage the reporting of close calls.
Productivity and cost reduction

Conduct loss studies using existing data systems to develop pareto analysis of breakdowns scrap studies, develop and complete projects to address identified opportunities
Focus on machine stops and set-ups, develop projects to improve by focusing on teamwork and engineering improvements
Where needed develop, implement and monitor appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ensuring performance is communicated and understood at all levels
Lead productivity and process improvement projects and prepare project status reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends, recommending actions.
Develop a ‘funnel’ of new projects

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Supply Chain Manager, Bradford, United Kingdom

Key Activities / Measurable


Capacity Management of demand through Sales and Operations Planning
Review and authorize production schedules for shop floor use
Development of existing supply chain processes and procedures
Balance customer demand with supply using MRP logic
Stock build management for seasonal business
Maintain and improve Bill of Material accuracy
Maintain inventory stock at business plan levels
Resolving booking and system process flow issues
Control working capital by optimal planning of inventory
Develop relationships between Customer Service, Sales Managers and Production area
Analysis of supply chain issues
Order of direct and indirect materials
Warehouse management of on-site and off-site inventory and FLT contract
Allocating and managing staff resources according to business demand

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Senior Resourcing Specialist, Manchester, United Kingdom

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Division/Location: Corporate Supply Management / Manchester

While reporting to the Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing as a Senior Sourcing Specialist you will lead the sourcing team and contribute to creating and implementing sourcing plans.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Lead sourcing team engagements to analyze marketplace and business needs, and develop strategies to effectively source assigned spend categories
Lead cross-functional sourcing projects for complex spend categories and/or high impact spends
Be the 3SP expert and use the end-to-end process effectively for all sourcing projects to yield the optimum results
Be capable to complete resource assessment, change management, and influence tasks required for each project.
Create the sourcing project plan, derived from the needs and the appropriate sourcing process steps menu, and document the project plan for the project team. See URL for more info.

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Automation Engineer, Sonoco Consumer, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Key Activities

Provide technical support to all areas daily across electrical, mechanical and automation disciplines.
Configuration and programming of controllers and visualizations systems using Siemens (Simatic Manager and TIA Portal and WinCC flexible software).
Project planning and programming of drive technology and servo drives – with emphasis on SEW Drive as well as Allen Bradley systems.
Development, conception, design and creation of hardware / circuit diagrams.
Automation troubleshooting following a recognisable troubleshooting process.
Experience with bus systems and bus technology such as “Profinet” and “Profibus” with knowledge of systems such as ASI bus and CAN bus.
Project Management and Project Coordination of site automation projects.
Utilise AutoCad/Cad systems to maintain documentation updates, producing 2D CAD drawings of control panels, P&IDs and electrical wiring diagrams.

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Finance Assistant, Sonoco Consumer, Manchester, United Kingdom

Key Activities / Measurables
Processing and maintaining the purchase ledger (includes po matching, coding and processing invoices)
Involved in the month end process; ensuring prepayments are booked, investigating and resolving any discrepancies
Performing supplier statement reconciliations
Performing weekly payment runs to suppliers
Key control account reconciliation process
Completing monthly subledger aging review
Supporting the finance team with various administrative tasks
Acting as first point of contact for all relevant queries (internal and external)
Providing audit information for both internal and external auditors
Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested by management
Reconciliation and coordination of payment of travel /expenses
Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required
Be an ambassador of Sonoco culture and values, maintaining a people centric culture
Other duties as delegated from time to time by Management
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