Position: Operations manager Company: Mills Group The job: Wise will ensure the operational efficiency of the company's 33 stores in north east and north-west England. His role includes team development, promotional compliance and ensuring individual stores maintain company standards. He said: "Mills Group is one of the UK's fastest growing convenience store companies. As operations manager I can ensure day-to-day procedures operate to the best possible standards for customers." Background: Wise was previously regional manager for Alldays from January 1999 to January 2002, responsible for 20 stores and 300 staff in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Borders. Wise entered the retail industry as a trainee manager for Burtons in 1988. He went on to become a store manager for Walter Willson. He became assistant manager of Safeway supermarket in Workington in 1993 before rejoining Walter Willson in 1994. The company was bought by Alldays in 1998. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}