Basic Job Description:
Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.
1) Direct installation of covert surveillance equipment, such as security cameras.
2) Maintain documentation of all loss prevention activity.
3) Perform cash audits and deposit investigations to fully account for store cash.
4) Advise retail establishments on development of loss-investigation procedures.
5) Collaborate with law enforcement to investigate and solve external theft or fraud cases.
6) Monitor and review paperwork procedures and systems to prevent error-related shortages.
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7) Investigate or interview individuals suspected of shoplifting or internal theft.
8) Visit stores to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
9) Supervise surveillance, detection, or criminal processing related to theft and criminal cases.
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10) Recommend improvements in loss prevention programs, staffing, scheduling, or training.
11) Hire or supervise loss-prevention staff.
12) Review loss-prevention exception reports and cash discrepancies to ensure adherence to guidelines.
13) Provide recommendations and solutions in crisis situations such as workplace violence, protests, and demonstrations.
14) Maintain databases such as bad check logs, reports on multiple offenders, and alarm activation lists.
15) Verify correct use and maintenance of physical security systems, such as closed-circuit television, merchandise tags, and burglar alarms.
16) Train loss prevention staff, retail managers, or store employees on loss control and prevention measures.
17) Perform or direct inventory investigations in response to shrink results outside of acceptable ranges.
18) Coordinate theft and fraud investigations involving career criminals or organized group activities.
19) Direct loss prevention audit programs including target store audits, maintenance audits, safety audits, or electronic article surveillance (EAS) audits.
20) Develop and maintain partnerships with federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies or members of the retail loss prevention community.
21) Coordinate or conduct internal investigations of problems such as employee theft and violations of corporate loss prevention policies.
22) Assess security needs across locations to ensure proper deployment of loss prevention resources, such as staff and technology.
23) Analyze retail data to identify current or emerging trends in theft or fraud.
24) Advise retail managers on compliance with applicable codes, laws, regulations, or standards.
25) Monitor compliance to operational, safety, or inventory control procedures, including physical security standards.
26) Identify potential for loss and develop strategies to eliminate it.
27) Administer systems and programs to reduce loss, maintain inventory control, or increase safety.
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Holland / RIASEC Career Code: NA SOC: 11-9199.08