Loss Prevention Specialist, Loss Prevention - Virginia

Publix - Henrico County, VA

responding to emergencies and investigating reports of known or suspected internal theft, violence or the threat of violence or other criminal acts of an associate
scheduling and conducting Shrink and Safety Audits to evaluate compliance with operational controls related to shrink and safety performance in key stores
evaluating financial reports to identify improvement opportunities with regard to shrink reduction, workers’ compensation and general liability, control of cash losses and vendor credits
keeping abreast of or responding to local issues or activities that may impact the safety/security of customers or associates, or create a business risk and to provide appropriate support
identifying and reacting to stores for which a risk assessment is appropriate and overseeing the installation and use of security related equipment
investigating incidents, which may create actual or potential losses, committed by non-associates
management and oversight of contract security services
conducting administrative duties as they relate to the Loss Prevention process.

Required Qualifications:
high school diploma or equivalent experience
5 years of retail loss prevention and safety experience with
2 years of multi-store loss prevention experience with
2 years of management of people, not necessarily direct reports OR
5 years of Publix retail management experience
Knowledge of the retail environment and how it operates
Knowledge of retail loss prevention processes, procedures and programs
Knowledge of general safety practices, procedures and policies as they relate to a retail environment
Working knowledge of criminal justice system and investigation processes
Knowledge of methods used to analyze and interpret large quantities of data
Knowledge of retail accounting methods
Knowledge of physical inventory process, calculation and control, particularly as it relates to shrinkage
Knowledge of interviewing, investigative and interpersonal techniques
Knowledge of physical security practices to include CCTV, alarm systems, EAS and other technologies
Technical knowledge of both retail processes and loss prevention programs and strategies
Computer skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Analytical skills
Decision making skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Interpersonal skills
Organizational skills
Willingness to work a variable schedule that may include some last minute changes, nights, weekends, and overnight travel with little notice
Willingness to be on call, in most instances, at all times.