Mariette Joubert-McKenzie

Mariette Joubert-McKenzie

Administrator - Sales at Babcock International Group Plc

Location:
33 Wigmore Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
HQ Phone:
+44 20 7355 5300

General Information

Experience

Sales Administrator  - Babcock Financial Services

Parts Manager  - Babcock Financial Services

Client Relations Manager  - Drive Report

Recent News  

With demand for his company's products and services on the rise, Swart recently appointed a young woman, Mariette Joubert, to act as chief Risk Consultant at Drive Report and promote the concept of proactive driver skills development.
Joubert, 26, was schooled on the East Rand and has notched up an impressive record working as a marketing representative in both vehicle fleet-owning organisations and personnel recruitment. "My first job was with Budget Rent-a-Car as a counter sales manager. It was here that I learned the ins and outs of handling accident claims and how to effectively deal with vehicle abuse," she says. "I then spent four years with Hoxies Foods, a distribution company that owns its own truck fleet. As a team leader, I had to resolve a number of issues including stock theft, 'mystery damage' to vehicles and the hiring of vehicles to customers who make use of the fleet's trucks on occasion." After leaving Hoxies Foods, Joubert spent a year at Fempower Personnel, servicing the staffing requirements of many of South Africa's leading commercial transport fleets. "I dealt with logistics managers on a daily basis and gained a great deal of insight into what their needs are when it comes to employing the best drivers," she adds. Joining Drive Report in early 2009, Joubert has drawn on her experience to help expand the company's client base and enhance its reputation as a specialist 'change agent' in the realm of driver behaviour. "At face value, Drive Report can be mistaken for being merely a telephone number on a sticker stuck to the back of a bus or truck. I was somewhat skeptical at first as to the viability and salability of Drive Report in the fleet market. These doubts were soon squashed when I was shown the extensive back-end support infrastructure at Drive Report, which includes the 24/7 call centre and the Drive Report web server's driver profiling software, which offers clients secure online access to reporting and statistical data that gives fleet managers a better understanding of how their drivers are performing while on the road in company vehicles," explains Joubert. In less than a year, Joubert has undergone intensive product training and traveled the country extensively, delivering her Drive Report sales presentation to scores of fleet managers. "The response has been exceptional and I've signed up over 1000 new vehicles onto the Drive Report service," she says. "The benefit of having the motoring public acting as 'co-driver' to every fleet vehicle is readily appreciated by my audience. With fleet drivers on their best behaviour, fuel consumption is reduced as is damage to the vehicles. Most importantly, accidents are prevented and our roads are made safer." With over 320 vehicle fleets on its books, Drive Report has its bold sticker displayed on some 10 000 vehicles around the country and Joubert has more than a little ambition to take the company to even greater heights, targeting not only local fleets, but those conducting cross-border transport too. "Drive Report also acts as the after-hours call centre for the National Traffic Call Centre and has, over the last nine years, accumulated a massive amount of nation-wide driver-related data that now serves as vital intelligence for any operator seeking to improve fleet efficiency and safety. In the months ahead, pressure on fleet owners from government to conform to new road traffic legislation like the points demerit system, AARTO, will make the information Drive Report delivers all the more valuable and my job all the more rewarding," Joubert concludes.

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