With 2765 global outlets, over 19,000 employees and an estimated £2bn turnover, there is no doubting the fact that Arcadia Group Ltd is an established retail powerhouse. Made up of seven of the UK high street’s best loved fashion brands – Burton Menswear, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman, Wallis and out of town shopping concept, Outfit. In 2002 Arcadia Group became part of Taveta Investments and since then we’ve expanded our digital business rapidly and seen huge international growth - now operating with over 600 outlets across 40+ markets.
Operating at the heart of our business, Shared Services offer efficiencies to all of our Brands by providing centralised resources and competitive synergies for the Group. The Shared Services Teams work across all Brands and are responsible for a huge range of activities from delivering product to over 40 countries worldwide, to achieving award winning store designs and handling 100,000 Customer Care calls each year. Within Shared Services there are over 1,000 employees working across 16 distinctive departments including International, IT, Finance, HR, Logistics, PR, Property, Digital and Sourcing.
With field based staff across the UK, the Loss Prevention department provide a loss prevention service to the Group. They support the overall operational environment and focus on shrinkage, fraud, security, and critical business controls. This includes managing the costs associated with all loss prevention and security equipment.
Day to Day:
To provide an effective & efficient Loss Prevention service to the business, specifically in relation to Stock loss, Cash loss, People Protection and Premises Protection.
To promote and develop profit protection awareness at all levels of the business.
Identify and minimise the risks of financial losses related to both Internal and External areas and production of suitable risk reduction strategies primarily focused on the retail sector but to include eCommerce, International, Head Office and DC operations
Communicate investigation outcomes and recommendations to all levels of the business, whilst actively seeking feedback and seizing opportunities to learn and develop
Effectively drive shrinkage reduction initiatives throughout the business
Identify, investigate issues of internal theft/abuse and review procedures to put programmes in place to prevent/reduce repeat occurrences
The confidence to challenge current policies and procedures and implement recommendations to protect the business
To support, motivate and train primarily the retail sector to increase Loss Prevention awareness and deliver best practice across the business
To control and manage a personal expense budget and introduce cost reduction initiatives within the department and across the wider business
Specifying and monitoring the effectiveness of loss prevention equipment to advise and consult with key players within the business to agree the best cost effective solutions
Monitor, analyse and react in a timely manner to all Loss Prevention incidents within the business
Owns decisions and business messages that they haven’t originated
Possess analytical, statistical and numeracy skills with attention to detail and acute observation and listening skills. Comfortable interpreting the numbers and actively using data to make commercial decisions
The ability to conduct both internal and external investigations to a successful and professional conclusion
Works collaboratively with their teams and peers to drive short term results
Strong planning and organisational skills and retains focus whilst demonstrating high levels of drive, energy and stamina
The ability to be able to influence and obtain commitment from others and to build consistently productive relationships across other functions/departments
Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills
Flexible approach with the willingness to travel and stay away from home at short notice when required
Able to work on their own initiative with discretion and professionalism and to maintain confidentiality at all times
Demonstrates strong leadership skills and evokes passion and commitment from others
Professionalism, able to challenge and listen
Determined and able to stay positive under pressure
The exciting Part
25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
Events to support our diverse range of charities
We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted.
You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves.
We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous.
Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to
influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do.