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Loss Prevention Managers

Also called: Asset Protection Manager, Loss Prevention Director, Loss Prevention Manager, Loss Prevention Operations Manager

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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:
  • Coordinate or conduct internal investigations of problems such as employee theft and violations of corporate loss prevention policies.
  • Administer systems and programs to reduce loss, maintain inventory control, or increase safety.
  • Review loss prevention exception reports and cash discrepancies to ensure adherence to guidelines.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • MySQL Hot Technology
Project management software
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SharePoint Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$107,480
$52,550
$183,430
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