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Plant Manager


Sonoco Alcore is part of Sonoco, a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and supply chain services. Sonoco Alcore is the acknowledged leader in high-quality, innovative, value-creating tube and core solutions throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We have over 30 manufacturing locations and 1800 employees in 15 countries, serving over 50 countries.

In Sweden, we have tube and core plants in Markaryd, Norrköping and Matfors. Our head office and central functions such as finance, HR, Quality and Safety are located in Norrköping. We employ approximately 60 employees in Sweden total.

We offer an interesting and versatile role in an international environment with real possibilities to change, affect and develop. We also have great opportunities for personal improvement, development and career opportunities.

Visit our website: www.sonocoalcore.com

Plant Manager

The main focus for this role will be leadership, change management and assure the efficiency of the plant. The Plant Manager will have the overall responsibility for the performance of the plant in Markaryd and will take the necessary initiatives to ensure improvement of safety performance, productivity, efficiency and quality. As a leader, you will be responsible for a team of 10 operators, and for coaching and development of the staff, utilizing their skills and creativity. You will also ensure operational excellence and focus on the plant’s profit and loss numbers with its respective drivers. Through innovative thinking and systematic work with continuous improvement, you will drive processes forward in this role that requires a wide point of view. You will report to the Regional Operations Manager and you will be a member of the management team in Sweden. Geographically this position is based in Markaryd, Sweden.

Main tasks

  • Responsible for the development of employee capacity, people’s involvement and commitment of staff
  • Direct the planning, development, optimization, and implementation of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Be the main ‘driver’ for continuous improvement of the production processes
  • Responsible for the budget and necessary investments
  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Liaise with regional sales teams

Your qualifications

  • Degree in engineering
  • Background in manufacturing industry preferred
  • Experience in team lead/supervisor role or as a specialist wanting to take the step towards leading positions
  • Experience of change management and knowledge of Lean Six Sigma
  • Background in an international environment is a benefit
  • Fluent in Swedish and English
  • Drivers license

Personal characteristics

  • Curious and eager to learn and want to develop yourself and grow together with the company
  • Ability to gain trust and engage and motivate your team
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on but capable to delegate
  • Outstanding troubleshooting
  • Drive and ambition to execute and meet operational and business objectives
  • Proactive way of working and good at prioritizing the work and decision making


Please submit your CV and cover letter in English through the link below. You are welcome to contact the responsible consultant at Nyckelrekrytering, Ella Pourmand on tel. +46723399011, should you have any questions. Selection and interviews are ongoing so we would welcome your application as soon as possible.