Loss Prevention Team Member

Community Foods Market - Oakland, CA


Loss Prevention Team Member

About Community Foods Market: Community Foods Market is a purpose-driven company that is opening a food market and café in a neighborhood of West Oakland that has not had a supermarket since the 1970s. Our goals are to have a positive impact on people’s lives, be a neighborhood anchor and build community. We want to use food to bring people together and create social connections that enrich community life. We also want to support our customers in making healthier choices by introducing them to fresher and more nutritious foods and providing them with information, education and incentives. Finally, we want to create a team-oriented workplace culture in which our employees feel a sense of purpose in their work, are empowered to make a difference, are continuously developing themselves, and strive to provide the best possible service and customer experience.

The Position: Working closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager, the Loss Prevention Team Member (LPTM) is responsible for providing disciplined leadership including setting clear expectations and holding your fellow Loss Prevention team members accountable for results. This position implements loss prevention and safety programs concerning shrink control, internal dishonesty, shoplifting detection, detention and public safety, as well as oversees and coordinates processes to minimize loss while maintaining a safe working and shopping environment. The LPTM is accountable for managing training, detection, investigation and successful resolution of all internal investigations within the assigned store. This position will train and provide mentorship around safety and own the shrink and safety results for the store, as well as the organization's cultural values. An individual in this position may, on occasion, need to respond to potentially violent and/or physical altercations and will therefore need the ability to make quick, effective decisions and maintain an appropriate level of composure. The LPTM will review safety reports, conduct inspections to maintain compliance with OSHA, company policy safety guidelines and policies (HazMat, local and regional compliance, etc.).


  • Ensure associates and management adhere to all laws and policies relating to the detection and resolution of external and internal theft
  • Conduct assessments and generate reporting and actions plans for Loss Prevention and operational performance that impacts shrink control, and actively work with the Management Team to develop and implement action plans to improve performance and identify problem areas or procedural deficiencies
  • Implement or monitor processes to reduce property or financial losses
  • Investigate known or suspected internal theft, external theft, or vendor fraud
  • Collaborate with law enforcement agencies to report or investigate crimes
  • Identify and report merchandise or stock shortages
  • Inspect buildings, equipment, or access points to determine security risks
  • Maintain documentation or reports on security-related incidents or investigations
  • Prepare written reports on investigations
  • Train personnel in loss prevention and safety activities and procedures
  • Identify and report safety concerns to maintain a safe shopping and working environment
  • Maintains current knowledge in the areas of safety, food safety (as applicable)
  • Conducts safety and food safety (as applicable) inspections on a regular basis


  • Has a Gard Card or is willing to undergo fingerprinting, background checks and training to receive security certification
  • Willing to work early mornings, nights and weekends
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting, and other activities necessary to perform job duties
  • Experience in using physical security systems (CCTV, EAS, etc.)

The Candidate: Someone at least 18 years of age with3 years relevant work experience (i.e., security, retail or loss prevention).This individual must be excited to take initiative and be a leader in a startup business, able to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment and manage changing priorities, schedules and multiple tasks simultaneously. This person must be committed to our social mission and appreciate its importance to the business. We seek someone who is personable, culturally competent and able to work well with the ethnic diversity of the community. Familiarity with and knowledge of West Oakland is a strong preference.

This job description does not promise nor imply that the functions listed above are the only duties to be performed. Employees are always expected to perform tasks requested by their supervisors and be able to execute additional duties as needed.

The Compensation: This is a full-time hourly position. The hourly wage offered will be determined by experience and qualifications. We offer a 15% discount on purchases throughout the store, free bottomless coffee, a medical plan after 90 days of employment, and a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment. Paid vacation will begin to accrue after one year of employment.

Please send current resume, three professional references and a brief cover letter. Community Foods Market is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. An arrest record or felony conviction will not necessarily preclude from employment with us.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Retail Loss Prevention and/or Security: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Guard Card (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly