Barnes and Noble Careers – Loss Prevention Analyst

Website Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Job Description:

The Shortage Control Analyst – Loss Prevention is responsible for assessing and determining shrink issues and developing solutions to support the store and to protect company assets. Plans, coordinates and executes annual physical inventory for all stores, including schedules, preparations, procedures, training and execution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and reconciles inventory to resolve issues including miscounts to ensure accurate results. Utilizes results in partnership with merchants and stores to increase awareness exposures and develops strategies to reduce shrink.
  • Partnered with Business Development team to ensure proper financial processing on large institutional orders.
  • Provides execution, communication and follow-up of store operation procedures in relation to Loss Prevention (e.g. cycle counts, consignment conversion and new operational procedures).
  • Collaborate with Finance teams for both stores and DC’s to ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Manages the physical inventory process including scheduling, development of training and communication materials, store execution compliance and the resolution of problems.
  • Facilitates and coordinates with RGIS, Finance, Store Operations, Store Communications, Learning and Development and IT.
  • Execute audits in the DC for accurate handling of the store returns and close store merchandise credits.
  • In partnership with field colleagues, executes company related shrink programs designed to reduce inventory shrink and protect company assets.
  • Lead a Home Office Shrink Reduction Task Force.
  • Reviews non-ED invoicing in detail to identify and resolve shortage exposures, including ensuring correct retail and allocation.
  • Review physical adjustments from inventory by store, prepare and submit financial adjustments to finance team while partnering with stores to ensure accurate accounting of on hands.
  • Determines Shortage Control Target Stores, completes shrink analysis and execute high shrink visits.
  • Enhances and ensures loss prevention programs support the delivery of the four core service principles.
  • Maintain accurate accounting of all research, adjustments and records for use during inventory reconciliation.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of physical inventory related processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business or Finance, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Travel requirement 10%
  • At least 5 years of retail management experience.
  • Works well under deadlines, self-starter, innovative.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to juggle tasks on multiple projects.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office, with exceptional Excel skills, able to learn and adapt to internal systems.
  • Works well under deadlines, self-starter, innovative, team-oriented, customer-focused, etc.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to work cross-functionally.
  • Strong organization, time-management, prioritization, multi-tasking, independent-decision making, problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical, etc. skills.

Job Details:

Company: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Monroe, NJ, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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