Regional Loss Prevention Manager (Northwest-US)

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Job Description

• • This role will be locally remote and will require regional travel, but must be based out of Portland, Oregon.

At Columbia, we’re as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we’re proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.  

Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: “It’s perfect. Now make it better.” As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving. 

We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.  

And we believe in you. 


In this role you will be joining a team of seasoned Loss Prevention professionals ensuring an effective and proactive approach to protecting Columbia Sportswear's assets in your defined market (Northwest-US).

As the Northwest Regional Loss Prevention Manager, you will be responsible for managing inventory shrink through training, facilitation and partnership with store and operations management. You will conduct internal and external investigations within your assigned region and will perform audits to ensure adherence to policy/procedure, safety, and other regulatory controls. 

Responsible for managing shrink reduction in high-risk retail stores.

Train store staff in areas of Loss Prevention and Safety.

Maintain physical security of stores (for example, locks, keys, alarm systems, and cameras).

Continuously identify opportunities for improvement and shrink management.

Develop and implement policies, procedures and programs that protect the assets of Columbia Sportswear and ensure stores are following these procedures. These assets would include employees, merchandise, buildings, brand integrity, and other assets of the company

Oversee internal and external theft investigative efforts. 

Able to advise Loss Prevention Management on issues that are impacting the region. This can include criminal activity, compliance, or other risks that may impact the organization.

Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills allowing you to gather information, data, and intelligence to create strategic plans that will mitigate risk and losses, and supply that information to Store, District, and Regional Management.

Able to adjust thought processes, solutions, programs and recommendations in a rapidly changing market where fraud trends continuously evolve in complexity.

Some who responds quickly and decisively to risk and loss scenarios that happen in-the-moment and are often difficult to predict.

5-8 years of professional loss prevention experience, within a multi-store retail setting.

The ability to interpret business challenges and effectively influence change.

Extensive experience with Loss Prevention methodologies, processes, programs, and technologies, as well as experience with managing and resolving complex investigations.

Ability to make conclusions with data and intelligence information. Present findings to Loss Prevention Management and Retail Operations.

A Bachelor’s degree, applicable certification, or equivalent experience. Industry certifications such as CFI, LPC, CPP, etc. are preferred.

This role requires travel within your designated region, and availability during evenings, nights and/or weekends is required based on business needs.

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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.