Loss Control Specialist

What do they do?

loss prevention manager

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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Some typical job duties include:

  • Some typical job duties include:
  • Identify potential for loss and develop strategies to eliminate it.
  • Advise managers on compliance with applicable codes, laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Administer systems and programs to reduce loss, maintain inventory control, or increase safety.
  • Train loss prevention staff, retail managers, or store employees on loss control and prevention measures.
  • Assess security needs across locations to ensure proper deployment of loss prevention resources, such as staff and technology. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking

Technical Skills

  • Operation Monitoring 
  • Quality Control Analysis

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Instructing

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Material Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $30,000-$110,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Bachelor's degree; Mid-career — Bachelor's degree, multiple years related work experience; Executive — Bachelor's degree, many years related work
  • Possible career path: Loss Control Specialist > Senior Loss Control Specialist > Loss Control Executive 

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