Asset Protection Agent

Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Published
July 12, 2019
Location
Newark, DE
Job Type

Description

Investigates organized retail crime activity in assigned locations and prevents external theft, based on company guidelines

  • Partners with Store Management, SAPOSM, DAPOSM and MORCM to identify key areas being externally impacted, create plans to reduce loss and conduct training with store associates.
  • Partners with store associates to deter external theft by conducting training on external shrink programs (i.e. SMART customer service, product protection, high theft merchandise training with front end etc.)
  • Educate store associates on shrink trends, methods of theft and the tools/resources available to use in the prevention of further loss
  • Maintain and update all awareness, statistical and recognition programs/ certificates related to high theft items to bring awareness to the team.
  • Monitors merchandise entering and leaving the store entrances and exits via CCTV (video surveillance system) to identify external/internal activity.
  • Observes employee and customer behavior in the store using video surveillance systems; and establishes surveillance on shrinkage items and on employees in departments with shortages.
  • Analyzes associate and customer shopping behaviors for irregularities indicative of theft.
  • Ensures shoplifters are apprehended in accordance to company policies and procedures, and according to local, state and federal laws.
  • Conducts interviews in accordance with local laws and company policy on customers and vendors suspected of theft, reports suspected fraud to AP Management and Market Investigations as needed.
  • Prepare, complete and maintain on all case reports related to associate recoveries, Asset Protection apprehensions and Known Theft cases
  • Completes prescribed tasks in Case Management System
  • Participates in court hearings, if applicable. Updates case files and maintains relationships with local Law Enforcement
  • Detects, deters, and investigates violations of company policies and criminal activities by investigating alleged fraud and other alleged illegal activities; intervenes in and resolves safety violations; conducts internal and external theft investigations to manage operational, internal, and external shrinkage; obtains evidence, takes statements, and writes case reports; and participates in collaborative efforts with other investigative entities
  • Validates physical security of the building, per company policy/procedure, throughout the day (Gates, Keys etc.)
  • Determines cause with associates and customers who have triggered emergency exit and EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) alarms and resolves issues.
  • Work assigned Exception Based Reporting, relating to external and internal loss.
  • Supports internal investigations by reporting any suspicious activity or fraud to AP Management and/or Market Investigations. Participates in collecting evidence regarding internal investigations as needed.
  • Provides feedback to SAPOSM and/or DAPOSM on audit/inspection findings

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education/Experience

 

  • High school degree or equivalent and 1 or more year of relevant work experience (e.g., retail or asset protection) - Required
  • Associates Degree or higher with a field of study of Psychology or Criminal Justice with 1 year of related work experience - Required
  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Safety, Business or related Loss Prevention/Asset Protection field - Preferred

Company Description

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades.

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