Loss Prevention Manager  What They Do

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Loss Prevention Managers Career Video



Plans and directs policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determines risk exposure or potential liability, and develops risk control measures.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster General Management pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Administers systems and programs to reduce loss, maintain inventory control, or increase safety.
  • Identifies potential for loss and develops strategies to eliminate it.
  • Performs or directs inventory investigations in response to shrink results outside of acceptable ranges.
  • Coordinates or conducts internal investigations of problems such as employee theft and violations of corporate loss prevention policies.
  • Investigates or interviews individuals suspected of shoplifting or internal theft.
  • Trains loss prevention staff, retail managers, or store employees on loss control and prevention measures.
  • Supervises surveillance, detection, or criminal processing related to theft and criminal cases.
  • Monitors compliance to operational, safety, or inventory control procedures, including physical security standards.
  • Hires or supervises loss-prevention staff.
  • Visits stores to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

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  • Market Asset Protection Manager --
  • Regional Loss Prevention Manager --
  • Senior Manager, Asset Protection --