REI Area Asset Protection Specialist - Boston in Boston, Massachusetts
Area Asset Protection Specialist - Boston
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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates whodemonstrateshared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.
Thismulti-storerolecontributes to REI’s success by mitigating and reducingshrink(including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and productsin the assignedretail storelocations.
Primary responsibilities of what you would do:
Develops and compiles documentation related to comprehensive investigations into a variety of risk or loss situations within the retail store.
Coordinates law enforcement activity and compiles case files for prosecuting attorneys; works closely with law enforcement and prosecuting attorneysmonitoringprogress andprovidingadditionalinformation and data in support of law enforcement investigations and cases.
Detain shoplifters and recover stolen merchandise.
When requested by HQ Asset Protection or the Legal Department,representsREI in court.
Monitors and assesses physical security of assigned retail stores and works with HQ Asset Protection on any issues of security.
Administers Asset Protection training program for stores to build Asset Protectioncapacityandexpertiseamong store management and staff.
Support market stores with Asset Protection services, when directed by HQ Asset Protection.
Adheres to REI’s and HQ Asset Protection’s policiesand procedures and ensures that such policies and procedures are implemented throughout the store.
Collaborates with HQ Asset Protection and the store managers toestablishand deepen the understanding and support of in-store Asset Protection activities.
Participates in periodic training and subject matter updates provided by HQ Asset Protection.
Providesevaluations of store specific Asset Protection strengths and opportunities.
Providesconsistent reporting to Field Asset Protection leadership on opportunities and ideas for enhancement of Asset Protection activities and outcomes in the stores.
Bring your passion and expertise
Minimum of 5 years loss prevention/asset protection/security experience in a retail store setting with a national brand (or equivalent experience)
External theft investigations and apprehensions
Internal theft investigations
Internal interview trained (preferablyWicklander&Zulawskiprogram)
Report writing / case management.
Physical inventory processes
Inventory shrink analysis and action plan collaboration.
Understanding of retail business operations and processes
Physical security systems - CCTV, burglar alarms, EAS, security hardware
Assessment of operational processes execution
Training asset protection awareness skills to management and staff
Safety procedures/inspections in a retail environment
Hasprovidedmulti-store support as needed and as assigned by a supervisor
Has supported new store AP vendor operations and turnoverprocesses.
CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) certified.
Loss Prevention Certified (LP Foundation)
Store Operations background
REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. Weremaindeeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.
As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.
The pay for this role is: $24.38 - $36.59 per hour .
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.
REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
$24.38 - $36.59 per hour