Meet the Team: Paul Mills
Paul Mills joined the Ebit team as our Business Growth & Marketing Executive 6 months ago. Working alongside our Business Growth Team he is responsible for communicating Ebit’s successes and generating new business opportunities.
What does your role encompass?
On the marketing part – writing copy and researching articles for our website, Linkedin & Social Media as well as publishing this information. There’s also the creation of our content, from videos, newsletters to traditional blog posts like this one.
On the sales side business development and lining up appointments for the Executive Team is the main part of my role, through e-mail and LinkedIn outreach as well as some traditional cold calling.
What do you enjoy most about working for Ebit?
It’s a great team to work with, they are have been so friendly and welcoming. There’s lots of support available from everyone. It’s also great to be able to tap into the knowledgebase and procurement experience that the consultants have. I know I have tested the theory that there’s no such thing as a stupid question!
The role itself is also varied and interesting. Working within procurement and consultancy is new to me so there has been a lot to learn (and there’s a lot still to learn). I can safely say that every day I learn something new which I can use and benefit from.
And then there’s Cheese Club.
What does your average workday look like?
Varied – with my role split between sales and marketing there are always things to do, whether I’m researching a new post or following up on sales e-mails. I try to divide my time equally between the 2 sides of my role.
There’s a lot of outreach and working with the Business Growth team to identify content that helps inform people of the work we undertake. This often leads to conversations with our consultant team to understand the projects they have been working on. I can then identify the successes our clients have benefitted from and talk about these
How can Ebit help businesses?
It’s not just about businesses saving money today, although that is a really important part of what we do. We also helping businesses to gain control of their indirect spend and empowering teams within a business to manage their supplier relationships going forward.
What we do as consultants also reflects the business we are working with, their environmental and social goals.
What would your elevator pitch be?
Does your business want to save money, improve supplier relationships or empower your teams?
Why choose when we can deliver all three of these benefits and many more as well.
What was your first ever job?
I worked in pubs glass collecting and behind the bar / serving food from the age of 16, after graduating I was a licensee for 2 years. That taught me a great deal about people, negotiating and leading teams that I still remember today. I also like to think I can still pour the perfect pint.
Who would be your dream dinner guest?
I can’t choose just one so I’ll go for Sir David Attenborough, Quentin Tarantino, Jacinda Ardern and Dave Grohl. There would be a lot of stories to tell at that table and I like to think I would cook toad in the hole.
If you had a time machine, when and where would you want to visit first?
It would have to be the future, going back in time and worrying about stepping on a butterfly or accidently fancying my own ancestor would be too much to cope with. Maybe just skip ahead a couple of hundred years and see what amazing solutions humanity has come up with for the current environmental problems.
If it’s a wasteland ruled by great apes then I’ll jump straight back into my time machine and not tell anyone Charlton Heston was right when I get back.
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