Toni Jones: Putting People First at Jabil

1D73634E4E7B453C9EFBFFCE8980470AToni Jones, Senior Manager of Employee Engagement, is a good example of going above and beyond on behalf of others. Driven by the desire to develop, recognize and advance the careers of those at Jabil, it’s no surprise that she was selected as a recipient of this year’s 2016 Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award by the Manufacturing Institute. The award honors and celebrates women in the manufacturing field who are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion and leadership.

As the first female manager at Jabil’s Corporate Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Toni was responsible for overseeing the entire manufacturing quality operations. Her way of leading and facilitating productive dialogue between production teams was recognized early on and she applied that signature working style in a variety of areas throughout her career.

As the company grew with innovative manufacturing solutions and advancing technology changes, she ensured that Jabil teams partnered and supported each other throughout the journey. Toni’s ability to establish effective communication between manufacturing and engineering teams allowed them to agree on the path forward to meet our customer commitments and ensure their satisfaction.

Throughout her soon-to-be 32 year career at Jabil, she has demonstrated leadership in areas including managing the training requirements and change management processes for sites across Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition, in her role as Director of Global Quality, she organized meetings for more than 45 sites to exchange best practices and optimize quality processes to ensure product transfers between sites went smoothly.

Today, Toni is a high-performing member of Jabil’s corporate team who has continued to focus her career on the respect and care of Jabil employees. Toni is committed to mentoring both long-time and new employees, because she believes “we win with our people.”  In fact, Toni routinely presents at new employee orientations, where she shares company history, introduces the Jabil culture and offers advice on the best path to success.

Although her expanding roles have undoubtedly aided the company’s growth, her responsibilities go beyond the walls of Jabil to another job, one she takes very seriously: community champion. Toni is constantly inspiring and encouraging our corporate employees to become involved in community efforts, as well as keeping everyone up-to-date on the community involvement of our sites around the globe. As a key supporter of Jabil’s partnership with the American Heart Association, she has helped teams organize fundraising events that have raised the campus more than $250,000 in the last three years. In addition, Toni is actively involved in the Big Brother Big Sister Organization and the Campbell Park Walking School Bus program, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and Pinellas County Schools.

Congratulations to Toni on her recognition as a 2016 STEP Ahead Award Honoree. A woman of many talents, she is recognized for ensuring that the foundation and values of Jabil’s culture remained intact throughout our expansive growth and fast-paced, changing environment.

10 Responses to Toni Jones: Putting People First at Jabil

  1. Danielle says:

    Toni is amazing. She is easy to work with and a great role model. We love her!

  2. Andrew Gallo says:

    Well deserved Toni! Thank you for all you do in our community!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Toni ROCKS the house…..amazing spirit and drive…..even after 30 years!!

  4. Marzena says:

    Toni – thank you for being with us, and all the inspiration!

  5. Eric Austermann says:

    Congratulations. You continue to epitomize, while bringing to life EVERY DAY, the authenticity of Jabil’s culture. It’s inspiring and contagious to all. Thank you!

  6. Mark says:

    Toni- this is great!!! Congratulations!!! Mark

  7. Agata says:

    Congratulations, Toni!

  8. Angela Sakala says:

    Congratulations Toni! Well deserved…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Toni you have lead the way for women in Jabil.

  10. Tom Cipielewski says:

    I have had the pleasure of working with Toni for many years, and consider her to be the “matriarch of Jabil”. Her ability to lead and motivate continue to impress me, and more importantly, point to next generation Jabilites as the manufacturing leadership role model they should emulate. Well done Toni! You deserve the accolades that your colleagues and industry peers have showered you with!

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