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Vice President, Retail Programs

Responsibilities: Serves as the primary strategic partner working closely with the Communities management team to ensure effective planning and implementation of key initiatives, policies and procedures. Develops new programs and services to provide value to the members, while remaining tightly aligned with the interests and needs of key stakeholders. Responsible for managing, leading and developing the Communities’ shared program group; ensuring that all communities activities produce highest quality and timely results, and all staff resources are utilized and developed for optimal efficiency and effectiveness. Identifies potential precedent-setting opportunities through organizational assessments; recommends appropriate changes in programs and processes to senior management, incorporates regular interactions to provide guidance and support to business / programs. Manages and refines programs and initiatives, ensuring they continue to meet the evolving needs and strategic direction. Identifies best practices and process improvements; aligning with current and future trends, and budgetary resources. Communicates with members and other stakeholders to gain community support for programs; solicits input for program development. Consultative change management agent assisting staff in adapting, implementing, and executing change initiatives internally and externally. Allocates resources and activities, and develops and motivates staff to work effectively across the communities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum of 10 years of management experience is required, with a history of leading and managing professional staff and teams to higher levels of performance. Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams, developing a department-wide strategy for program excellence, engaging community partners, and partnering with organizational leaders. Able to lead a team in managing multiple and often simultaneous tasks and in creating a work environment recognized for a high level of organization, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and results. Ability to effectively build staff capacity, developing a topnotch team and the processes that ensure the department runs smoothly. Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the departmental plan. Ability to think creatively to solve revenue generation challenges. Ability to gather, interpret, analyze, and report statistics and other data. Exceptional oral and written communications abilities, including a facility for translating complex information for a broad range of audiences. Effective presentation skills. Self-directed, goal-oriented, and the ability to work creatively and productively with colleagues. Must be energetic and creative, and have a strong inclination for individual initiative. Some travel required.

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Vice President, Loss Prevention

Responsibilities: Responsible for developing strategies, operational and educational programs, products and services for the retail loss prevention community. Directs staff members and serves as trusted loss prevention leader. Ensures the strategies and programs align with the overall goals of the organization and the retail industry. Manages the development of key LP strategies and programs which mitigate loss and reduce the overall risk. Develops partnerships and engages in regular outreach and communication with existing and potential business partners. Works with NRF Staff to produce content and identify speakers for the annual Loss Prevention Conference, Executive Summit and various committee meetings. Collaborates with internal departments on key loss prevention issues, conference facilities, related contacts, strategies and materials; ensures proper alignment of messaging and marketing strategies. Serves as a “media spokesperson” for the NRF and retailers on LP/ Asset protection and safety topics and concerns; participates in speaking engagements that promote NRF’s LP activities or positions and industry trends. Directs and manages NRF’s Loss Prevention Council by engaging in member outreach to ensure an active, robust and diverse Council membership. Develops appropriate committees and services to address the Council’s and broader membership’s needs, including research and benchmarking studies. Elicits suggestions and ideas about emerging loss prevention topics; facilitate industry surveys and communicate the survey findings as appropriate. Directs the NRF Investigator’s Network through the Network’s leaders facilitating regional meetings and or conference calls. Serves as NRF’s liaison and retail coordinator with Government and Law Enforcement Agencies, such as: FEMA, DHS, FBI, U.S. Marshalls and other related associations. Serves as a member of the internal NRF Emergency Preparedness Team.

Qualifications: At least 10 years’ experience in retail loss prevention, including a Bachelor’s degree in business, management or other relevant discipline. Ability to identify, prioritize and effectively pursue issues of key importance to the organization and the LP Community. Ability to understand and respond to the broad range of factors affecting the loss prevention industry. Ability to educate members about complex legislative, regulatory or other industry issues and build support and consensus for the organization’s position and direction. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in writing and in person with a wide variety of audiences including the media, senior executives and government officials, staff and colleagues. Proven track record of success in previous position. Ability to motivate, develop and direct staff. Must be energetic and creative, and have a strong inclination for individual initiative.

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