What do 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.

  • 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.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Reading Comprehension

Technical Skills
Quality Control Analysis
Operation Monitoring

Social Skills

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Material Resources

  • 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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