What does a Loss Prevention Specialist do?

Loss prevention specialists are responsible for preventing and minimizing theft, fraud, inventory shrinkage, and other incidents that result in a loss to the company. They control and monitor video surveillance systems. They implement loss prevention measures and configure fraud detection programs and safeguards. Their role also involves training other staff members on theft detection and prevention strategies. They manage and maintain video archives to be used as evidence if needed.

Loss prevention specialists have a high school diploma and ideally have a background in security or asset protection. They must know or be willing to research state and federal laws related to theft prevention. Familiarity with video surveillance systems and electronic loss prevention tools is helpful. These roles require the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
65%
2 - 4
18%
5 - 7
2%
8+
15%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Microsoft Outlook
Ability to Collaborate
Excellent Customer Service
Urgency
Powerpoint
Problem Solving
VERBAL Communication

Loss Prevention Specialist Seniority Levels

Material Handler
15% made the transition
Forklift Operator
21% made the transition
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Loss Prevention Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£32,407 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £32K
£47K
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