Loss Prevention Analyst - 6 month FTC

Central London, Leeds or Rugby

Loss Prevention Analyst - 6 month FTC

Central London, Leeds or Rugby

Who we are:

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, 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.

The Role:

Based in London, with field 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 analytical and reporting service to the business, specifically in relation to Stock loss, Cash loss and incident reporting.
  • To promote and develop profit protection awareness at all levels of the business
  • Identify and report on financial losses related to both internal and external areas through data mining and exception reporting, primarily focused on the retail sector but to include e-commerce, International, Head Office and DC operations
  • Identify Profit and loss risks and recommendations to all levels of the business, whilst actively seeking feedback and seizing opportunities to learn and develop
  • Effectively support shrinkage reduction initiatives throughout the business
  • Identify issues of internal theft and review procedures to support in putting programs in place to prevent/reduce repeat occurrences
  • The confidence to challenge current policies and procedures and implement recommendations to protect the business
  • To support, the Loss Prevention team in all areas of data management to drive awareness and deliver best practice across the business
  • Monitor, analyse and react in a timely manner to all Loss Prevention incidents within the business.
  • Undertake administrative duties for the wider LP team as and when required
  • Centrally manage the Organised Retail Crime function across all brands, working closely with the Loss Prevention, retail teams to raise awareness and link cases.
  • Liaise with external agencies on Loss Prevention related issues, including NBCS/RACS/RCI
  • The role will require some travel across the UK and Ireland and occasional overnight stays as per business requirements

Must Haves:

  • Strong 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 support both internal and external investigations to a successful and professional conclusion
  • Works collaboratively with their teams and peers to drive 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
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Has extensive knowledge of data mining systems (Intelli Q, Sys Republic, Comsec)
  • Has good understanding of IPOS systems (Bean Store) & CCTV system applications
  • Minimum 5 years Loss Prevention experience
  • WZ (or equivalent) interviewer trained
  • Has extensive knowledge of Microsoft Access and SQL

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.

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