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Director of Loss Prevention/Field Audit- North Zone
Title:Director of Loss Prevention/Field Audit- North Zone
Department:Loss Prevention
Location:Topeka, KS
Job ID:3789
Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. The company’s mission is simple: Become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our customers. Payless has more than 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956 in Topeka, Kan. where its global headquarters remains today.

To lead of team of Loss Prevention and Field Audit Professionals to implement the Corporate Loss Prevention & Audit Programs within the North Zone market to achieve the organizational goals and objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

Lead, develop and grow a team of Regional Loss Prevention Managers and Field Audit Associates.
• Partner with critical Field and Corporate leadership to ensure the organization is meeting established standards and program requirements.
• Accurately forecast and meet annual budget requirements including team budget, retail store security spend and security capital budgets.
Interface with field operations staff and personnel to insure compliance to LP/FA programs, goals and objectives designed to safeguard associates, customers and company assets. 
•Provide support to Corporate and Field staffs to successfully investigate, resolve, recover losses and prevent reoccurrence of internal and external loss prevention issues. 
• Provide Zone, District and Store orientations and training sessions to all company associates on available methods to prevent losses of company assets and to enhance the safety and security of customers and associates. 
• To reduce inventory shrink and cash losses within assigned Zone and Districts. 
• To coordinate safety and security programs for company associates and facilities. 
• Provide emergency response and follow-up actions on threats and workplace violence incidents. 
• Conducts risk assessments on business locations and effectively administer all Loss Prevention Programs and physical security system installations within the assigned Zone and Districts. 
• Responsible for establishing and maintaining working relationships with Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement/Prosecuting agencies
• Provide security detail for special events throughout the year

Prefer 10+ years of retail loss prevention experience and 5+ years of multi-unit experience, Corporate office experience preferred.
College degree required, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and/or Certified Forensics Interviewer (CFI) certification preferred.
Proven ability to effectively lead a large, geographically diverse team
Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
Strong investigative skills, investigative process and procedures skills, knowledge of progressive retail loss prevention programs and methodologies, knowledge of criminal and civil laws and respective court proceedings, knowledge of E.E.O.C. law and possess the ability to make decisions and initiate action on behalf of the company and yourself.
Must have skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.
Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes experience a plus.
Experience in exception based reporting systems also a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

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This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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