Loss Prevention Managers

What they do:

Plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.

On the job, you would:

  • Review loss-prevention exception reports and cash discrepancies to ensure adherence to guidelines.
  • Perform cash audits and deposit investigations to fully account for store cash.
  • Provide recommendations and solutions in crisis situations such as workplace violence, protests, and demonstrations.
  • Monitor and review paperwork procedures and systems to prevent error-related shortages.
  • Maintain databases such as bad check logs, reports on multiple offenders, and alarm activation lists.
  • Investigate or interview individuals suspected of shoplifting or internal theft.
  • Direct installation of covert surveillance equipment, such as security cameras.
  • Advise retail establishments on development of loss-investigation procedures.
  • Visit stores to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Verify correct use and maintenance of physical security systems, such as closed-circuit television, merchandise tags, and burglar alarms.

Knowledge

Skills

Abilities

Work Activities

Interests

  • Enterprising
  • Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional
  • Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Second Interest High-Point
  • Secondary-Cutoff/Rank Descriptiveness
  • First Interest High-Point
  • Primary-Rank Descriptiveness
  • Realistic
  • Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Social
  • Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative
  • Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Artistic
  • Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Third Interest High-Point
  • Tertiary-Cutoff/Rank Descriptiveness

Work Styles