Regional Loss Prevention Investigator

Date:  Mar 20, 2024


Store # - Mall Name:  Remote_Ohio

About Our Company

For nearly 25 years, Lids has been the leading headwear and sports apparel retailer in North America, selling officially licensed product from professional sports leagues and headwear from today’s hottest athletic and fashion brands. We’ve done it through years of hard work, learning from our successes and failures, living at the intersection of fan and fashion, and staying true to our core values.

If you have a passion for sports, enjoy a fast-paced environment and ever-changing fashion trends, then perhaps this is the place for you. We’re always looking for our next big playmaker, so if you’re ready to lend your expertise to a like-minded company that’s exciting, fun and shares your passions, we want to hear from you.

General Position Summary

Loss Prevention Investigators conduct Loss Prevention investigations, physical inventories, and policy compliance audits.  Additional responsibilities include training field personnel on company LP policies, as well as, managing and using exception reporting and CCTV to help prevent fraud and theft.

This position involves significant travel. The ideal candidate will be based out of the Columbus, OH area.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Audits store records and interviews employees to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with company policies and applicable laws.
2.    Conducts investigations into internal and external fraud, theft and policy violations.
3.    Monitors exception software to detect potential loss of assets via POS data.
4.    Examines store operating procedures for compliance with standard procedures and policies.
5.    Inspects store accounting systems to determine their efficiency and protective value.
6.    Assesses the proper accountability of assets by conducting inventory audits
7.    Prepares and submits audit findings and makes recommendations to RD’s, DSM’s, HR and other appropriate personnel.
8.    Communicates with HR, DSM’s, RD’s and various authorities in conducting investigations.
9.    Conducts special studies for management, such as those required to discover mechanics of detected fraud and to develop controls for fraud prevention.
10.    Communicates with DSM’s with regards to compliance of store personnel with established company policies, procedures, and guidelines, including but not limited to company inventory, funds, and property.
11.    Supports and adheres to all company policies, procedures, and guidelines.
12.    Communicates with employees at all levels of the company.
13.    Provides excellent customer service as outlined in the LSG policy manual.
14.    Other duties as assigned.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

1.    Four year degree in business or a related field, or two year degree in a related field, and at least one year of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3.    Competent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
5.    Ability to develop a working knowledge of CCTV, alarm, and access systems.
6.    Proven ability to perform independently with minimal supervision.
7.    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in a clear, audible, and grammatically correct manner.
8.    Ability to operate a keyboard as well as maneuver relative software programs.
9.    Ability to climb a ladder and work with arms overhead.
10.    Sufficient body mobility to accomplish essential functions; ability to stand for up to 80% of the work time; ability to bend, kneel, and stoop with relative ease.
11.    Viewing a computer screen for up to 60% of the work time.
12.    Operating a computer keyboard for up to 60% of the work time
13.    Possess a valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance, and the ability to drive an automobile. 
14.    Ability and willingness to travel overnight for business purposes

Preferred Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  1. Four year degree in business or a related field preferred.
  2. Interview & Interrogation Certification coupled with a record of successful resolutions is advantageous.  
  3. Competent knowledge of exception based reporting and case management systems is advantageous.

Reports To

Divisional LP Manager


EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

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Req ID: 17571 

Location: Remote_Ohio