Wholefoods Jobs – Sr Asset Protection Specialist

Website Whole Foods Market

Job Description:

Responsible for ensuring application of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), occupational safety, and loss prevention programs and policies at the store, region, and cross-regional levels. Works with the Team Leaders and Team Members to ensure education, communication, and understanding of safety and loss prevention policies, including how safety and asset protection contributes to profitability and business success. Ensures stores and regions have a voice in strategy and process development. Monitors relevant metrics to understand issues, develop recommendations for improvement, and support store and regional responses to activity spikes or systemic issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitors, manages, and audits all aspects of physical security within assigned region to ensure alarm systems, access control, and CCTV standards are operational and in compliance.
  • Conducts and/or leads detailed business audits to identify exposure to margin erosion, policy breakdowns, systemic issues, and shrinkage.
  • Conducts financial and operational investigations relating to asset protection program compliance, margin erosion, profit loss, and dishonesty.
  • Ensures effective and open two-way communication between the local teams and the global Loss Prevention organization, ensuring mutual understanding of issues, challenges, objectives, and anticipated changes.
  • May participate in legal matters, including appearing in court, signing affidavits, etc.
  • Ensures assigned stores / regions follow and comply with asset protection policies and procedures.
  • Investigates anomalies or spikes in safety and loss prevention issues, working with the store, regional, facility, and security representatives to identify and address root causes.
  • Builds data mining and analytics for asset protection; draws conclusions based on analysis of data to support loss prevention and recovery efforts.
  • Provides formal and informal training for regional, store, and other stakeholders on asset protection practices, standards, and issues.
  • Participates in and / or conducts internal and external investigations, development of case evidence, and other aspects of asset protection / loss prevention evaluation.
  • Utilizes technological systems to acquire data to help research, analyze, and determine appropriate actions.
  • Responsible for alarm and security system installation and maintenance.
  • Builds store- and region-specific shrink reduction strategies and ensures effective resource utilization to achieve goals; provides leadership in shrink reduction and profit maximization efforts.

Job Requirements:

  • Has strong understanding of asset and loss prevention technologies and systems; including physical security systems such as alarms and CCTV.
  • Has in-depth understanding of grocery retail operations.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the WFM product mix, supply base, and retail operations.
  • Demonstrates strong business and financial acumen.
  • Applies analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations.
  • Has strong understanding of retail / industry asset protection methodologies and practices.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, project management software, and workflow mapping.
  • Communicates structured information in a clear, concise, and organized fashion.
  • Effectively presents information and responds to questions in both one-on-one situations and group meetings.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Loss Prevention Certification required.
  • Certified Forensic Interviewing is preferred.
  • BA/BS degree and 4-6 years’ relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Job Details:

Company: Whole Foods Market

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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