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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Fort Worth


Asset Protection Specialist

Department: Enterprise Operations
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: District Asset Protection Manager
Position Supervises: None
Pay Level: 14
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Summary:

Protect company assets through the execution of safety initiatives, inventory recovery and internal and external theft reduction programs. Assist with reduction of lost inventory, time, and assets, monitor surveillance equipment and partner with the district asset protection (AP) manager in the implementation and oversight of AP initiatives. Identify, observe and apprehend shoplifters and others (internal or external) involved in criminal activity impacting the company. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

Conduct plainclothes surveillance to detect internal and external loss within a store environment
Conduct internal and external investigations and report findings to appropriate stakeholders; apprehend individuals involved in illegal acts
Comply with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as company policies and procedures, when carrying out responsibilities
Conduct physical security checks; make recommendations to prevent loss and improve profitability
Partner with law enforcement and prepare case reports for criminal prosecution
Identify and resolve conditions/behaviors that affect shrink, safety and profitability by auditing for compliance and communicating AP awareness
Serve as a district and division liaison to identify and develop solutions to reduce waste
Complete thorough reports on all AP related activities
Support the district asset protection manager (APM) in execution of AP initiatives
Ensure the implementation and effectiveness of AP strategies at store level
Assist the district APM with external and internal investigations
Testify in court and labor hearings on behalf of the company
Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures
Test functionality of store AP equipment (EAS, Lane Hawk, CCTV, etc.) during store visits
Travel to locations throughout the division and maintain ability to work a varied schedule and on weekends
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

High school diploma or GED
Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity, honesty and professionalism
Strong written and oral communication skills
Good customer service skills
Ability to diffuse confrontational situations
Desired Previous Job Experience/Certification:

1+ years retail asset protection experience
Operational knowledge of CCTV systems
Multi store asset protection experience
College degree
Wicklander certification
Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.
Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Regions: Mountain


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

About the company

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit

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