Last Updated: 7/06/2014 07:23 LossPrevention, ProfitProtection and RetailSecurityvacancies with some of the UK's leading retail companies. Current LossPrevention jobs available to view include RegionalLoss/PreventionManager, InvestigationsManager, LossPreventionBusiness Partner, Head of Loss Prevention.
Senior Investigations Manager Circa £80k plus benefits
Playing a key role within the security management/ loss prevention team, contually assessing risks, and involvement in ad-hoc projects.
Responsible for evaluating existing controls and making recommendations for improvement.
Collating and analysing business information to seek out instances of theft, fraud and breach of company procedure as well as managing resultant and other investigations.
Ex-Police and with commercial experience ideally gained within a retail or similar environment.
Area Loss Prevention Manager £35k + Car/Car Allowance, Benefits. Midlands/South East
Great opportunity for an experienced retail Loss Prevention Manager. You will oversee the delivery of Loss Prevention & security measures at various stores across the region.
Retail Loss Prevention experience is essential
Applicants must have covered at least 10 stores across a region
Experience of conducting investigations into stock loss
Experience of conducting compliance audits
Duties will include:
Managing the LP function and exceeding KPIs
Liaising with senior Store Managers
Conducting internal investigations into stock loss
Managing a team of Loss Prevention Officers
Reporting into the Divisional Profit Protection Coordinator, the role supports the store managers of a designated region to influence the delivery of shrinkage and stock loss reduction within their stores. Acting as a mentor, training, coaching and leading Store Colleagues to adhere to all operational processes during their working day. Offering advice to people at various levels within the store, facilitating compliance to all Profit Protection related company procedures and acting as a deterrent to ensure all acts of theft, conflict and loss are mitigated.
Loss Prevention Supervisor Birmingham
Manage the implementation, development and analysis of the data mining system to target fraudulent activity
Improve the Civil Recovery process and develop CCTV as a management control tool for monitoring and improving store performance
Provide leadership, training and development for the Central Office Loss Prevention team
Manage the invoicing and budget systems
Manage supplier relationships and negotiation
Loss Prevention Manager £30 - 40K Leeds, 300 Stores
Loss Prevention Manager required for a successful company based in Yorkshire. The salary is circa £30,000 - £40,000 (depending upon experience) plus expensed company car.
This role is covering a large number of stores (over 300) nationally and will therefore require extensive travel and overnight stays when necessary.
Working with Regional and Area Managers as well as individual Store Managers and staff to ensure adequate training and development to implement shrinkage reduction strategies
Regional Loss Prevention Manager c £37.5K + Car + Package
To provide guidance and support to management on all
Loss Prevention/Risk Management issues in a distribution network.
This role would suit a proven business manager with the right level of experience in Security and Loss Prevention including the identification and
mitigation of risk with a strong understanding of Law Enforcement policies and processes.
In the retail industry, the primary key performance indicator (KPI) in which managers are measured is sales.
The greatest measure of a retail store's success is net profit over time. On the Profit and Loss (P&L) balance sheet there are numerous lines of costs, which are deducted from net profit. These include rent, rates, energy (heating and lighting), staff salaries etc.
One of the P&L lines will undoubtedly be 'Shrinkage' or ' Stock Loss', and this may will be a large number depending on the retail sector.
Shrinkage or Stock Loss is a controllable cost, and perhaps the most controllable cost on the balance sheet.
Shrinkage or Stock Loss can be broadly split into 3 categories; External Theft (shoplifting), Internal Theft and Fraud (Staff Dishonesty) and Process Errors.
Depending on the culture of the business, the ratio of these 3 areas may vary enormously.
Retailers who understand the size of the prize and have calculated stock loss as a percentage of net operating profit will invest in the right people to drive the shrinkage agenda.
Different retailers call it different things, but the team which drives shrinkage down is usually called "Profit Protection", "Loss Prevention" or "Asset Protection".
These Loss Prevention departments will probably be led by a "Head of Loss Prevention". They will invariably lead a field team of loss prevention expert managers who are adept at understanding at store and regional levels what the key shrinkage drivers are, devising the local strategy needed to reduce losses, and delivering through store and regional teams.
Some of the best people have experience of operating across more than one retailer. Many retailers care passionately about controlling stockloss and shrinkage, and therefore are great places to work for Loss Prevention professionals. Most will want to see broad experience across crime and process facing loss reduction in a candidate's career history. Consider a Loss Prevention career with Argos (Home Retail Group), Asda, B&Q, Carphone Warehouse, Co-op, Dixons Store Group (DSG), Debenhams, Gap, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Tesco, Sainsbury and John Lewis. As a customer, you can be sure that none on this list want you to pay higher prices to compensate for crime and poor process.
If you're a recruiter for a retailer and you want to attract the best loss prevention, asset protection, fraud, security or profit protection candidates, why not post a vacancy here?