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  • Exceptional Retail Loss Prevention Professional
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  • Candidate Information

    Relevant Experience – 13+ years

    • 3 years Loss Prevention Manager – Diverse Southwest mid-size retailer / fuel distributor
    • 2 years Division Loss Prevention Manager for 500+ site division with major US-chain
    • 8 years Loss Prevention Specialist for 200+ site region with major US C-store chain

    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • Company roll-out of Shortage Control Plan that reduced division shrinkage from 1.65% to .38%.
    • Assisted with the design of a 24-hour incident reporting system that was used in all company stores (thousands).
    • Reduced audit costs in key company division by 25% and led the company with the lowest corporate store merchandise shortage.
    • Key member in company roll-out of DVR Surveillance systems with POS interfacing, providing the ability to view video and audio associated with each individual transaction.

    Special Contributions

    • Served on the team that implemented the first 24-hour Hotline reporting for the entire company.
    • Served on the team creating theft/shortage interviewing techniques and training to Franchisees and Store Managers.
    • Developed several internal training guides and policies that increased sales and minimized losses significantly.
    • A member of the task force committee that oversaw the completion of a 220 store acquisition and conversion in 10 months.

    Other Notes

    • Completed courses and received certification in The Reid Technique, Wicklander –Zulawski Interview & Interrogation, Scientific Content Analysis, 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, Train the trainer, Time Management, Hires the Best
    • Recipient of company’s prestigious Leadership Award.
    • Served on the Board of Directors for Crime stoppers in key Southeast and Midwest states.  Played an integral role in company’s participation in National Night Out.
    • Specializes in Shortage Controls and proficient with interviewing and interrogating in a corporate and franchise setting.


    • Compensation expectations in line with established Loss Prevention professionals in the C-store industry.
    • Available immediately.
    • Interested in relocation to the New England area.
  • Category
    Loss Prevention / Safety / Security
  • Contact
    Contact Us Regarding Candidate # 24228Email: Klaus Kokott


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