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Loss Prevention Managers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Many loss prevention managers have prior retail experience, having worked their way up through various positions to become loss prevention managers. They may have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field. They receive training while on the job. Important skills for this type of work include active listening and critical thinking. Loss prevention managers must have good interpersonal skills, particularly when interviewing employees and customers to identify the causes of loss. They have strong knowledge of public safety and security, business and management principles, law and government, and customer and personal service. They are able to identify problems and potential problems and communicate this information clearly to others. People who do best in this field are responsible, dependable, and have integrity. They are able to manage and lead teams and effectively meet the obligations of projects from start to finish. They can follow procedures and rules, and are adaptable and flexible when changes arise.

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