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Loss Prevention Managers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 20,800

Projected Annual Job Openings: 460

Typical Hourly Wage: $54.50 - $70.11

Typical Annual Salary: $113,400 - $145,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Administer systems and programs to reduce loss, maintain inventory control, or increase safety.
  • Identify potential for loss and develop strategies to eliminate it.
  • Perform or direct inventory investigations in response to shrink results outside of acceptable ranges.
  • Coordinate or conduct internal investigations of problems such as employee theft and violations of corporate loss prevention policies.
  • Investigate or interview individuals suspected of shoplifting or internal theft.
  • Train loss prevention staff, retail managers, or store employees on loss control and prevention measures.
  • Supervise surveillance, detection, or criminal processing related to theft and criminal cases.
  • Monitor compliance to operational, safety, or inventory control procedures, including physical security standards.
  • Hire or supervise loss-prevention staff.
  • Visit stores to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

tools & technology

  • Alarm systems
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Video monitors

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Human resources software
  • Inventory management software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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