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Asset Protection Specialist

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Welcome to Weis Markets, a growing company with stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia. We are an incorporated company that has competed and succeeded since 1912. Harry and Sigmund Weis founded Weis Markets when they opened a small neighborhood store known as Weis Pure Foods in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Today, Weis Markets employs approximately 18,000 associates. We also operate a distribution center in Milton, PA as well as dairy, meat processing and ice cream plants located in Sunbury.

Here we focus on supporting our local farmers and maintaining sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. In fact, Weis Markets is now one of the largest purchasers of Pennsylvania produce and dairy products. For more information on our Sustainability please go to

Weis Markets rests on five values for success: Teamwork, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Passion. Our Mission is to deliver an exceptional shopping experience by offering the best service, value, quality and freshest products while being good stewards of our environment and giving back to the communities we serve. The Weis Markets Vision is to become the #1 supermarket in our communities by offering the most inviting buying environment in the industry while saving our customers time and money and building our brand to premier status.

If you are a self motivated and results driven person who enjoys interacting with others, Weis Markets may be the exciting, fast paced environment you are looking for to begin or continue your career.

Description

Asset Protection Specialist

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of this position is to be accountable for researching and resolving problems contributing to issues in areas of theft, receiving, safety, and shrink to further optimize the success and profitability of Weis Markets. This position is further responsible to inspire, train, and guide Store Associates through adherence to company best practices, policies, and procedures.  Additionally, responsible to monitor and conduct training on our retail safety programs.  This position will be a support role for Asset Protection and may assist in investigations, high shrink inventory reviews and internal theft interviews.  The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:

  1. Routinely audits areas of improvement with regard to customer service and compliance. Identify and resolve conditions/behaviors that affect shrink, safety and profitability by auditing for compliance and communicating AP awareness.
  2. Develop an efficient operational audit schedule, with minimal disruption during store training sessions, district and regional meetings, holidays, and inventories.
  3. Perform asset protection activities and operational audits for assigned stores each audit cycle in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Additional audits will need to be completed on high shrink/high risk stores as needed; ensuring strict adherence to audit standard and standard operating procedures.
  4. Collaborates with Regional Asset Protection managers and store managers to establish and deepen the understanding and support of in-store Asset Protection activities.  Provide feedback and training to stores which perform poorly on audits.  Ensures associates focus on achieving the shortage goal through service and awareness programs that impact shrink results, minimize loss, and effectively increase profits.
  5. Record control breakdowns as identified through the audit and clearly document the specifics of each breakdown as measured against standard operating procedure.
  6. Develops and compiles documentation related to comprehensive investigations into a variety of risk or loss situations within the retail store.
  7. Coordinates law enforcement activity and compiles case files for prosecuting attorneys; works closely with law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys monitoring progress and providing additional information and data in support of law enforcement investigations and cases.
  8. Administers Asset Protection training program for department, store, district and regional team members to build Asset Protection capacity and expertise among store management and staff on audit standards and standard operating procedures as needed.
  9. Provide support for stores on safety related issues. Audit requires training for regulatory and safety programs.
  10. Provide hazard identification and response training for retail associates – accident response and investigation, emergency response and general safety training.
  11. Drive behavioral change in stores to minimize loss; utilize audit standards to identify and correct control breakdowns.
  12. Supports the store's shortage and theft awareness program and advises management of any unusual activity using the various reporting methods provided by the company (Open Door Policy, contacting Asset Protection or Human Resources team).  Report serious deficiencies upon discovery of policy and compliance violations and any theft/fraud situation.
  13. Maintain safety standards to identify areas of risk and eliminate potential threats.
  14. Attend physical inventory in stores with high shrink history, assist in preforming high shrink investigations for warranted stores.


Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

This position requires a valid driver's license for business travel.  This position requires a certification in Wicklander/Zulawski. LPC preferred.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) Criminal Justice, Criminology, Business, or related field preferred, plus three (3) years fraud research and security experience, including CCTV usage, in a retail store setting.



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Job Summary
  • Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Job Status/Type:
    Full Time Employee
  • Job Category:
    Security/Protective Services
  • Occupations:
    Store Security/Loss Prevention
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Work Experience:
    2+ to 5 Years
  • Career Level:
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
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  • Reference Code:
    3591
Weis Markets Inc

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