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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.
Director, Original Content
Responsibilities: under limited supervision, will manage the original content across all NRF Communities web sites and blogs, including articles, interviews, blog posts, event session recaps, and webinars. The person in this position ensures that the content plan aligns with the overall goals of the department and the organization. Candidate will take the lead and partner with NRF Communities’ to develop event programming specific to mobile, IT and digital retail, and other marketing-focused events. Manage the coordinate content calendar; ensuring the content related activities of the division, members and non-members has been documented and utilizes calendar to modify and structure the content plan. Cultivate strong relationships with each Community and the Community Board/ leadership team. Responsibilities also include being able to synthesize research, case studies, and other industry information; translating the information to the respond to specific requests. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years experience in writing, editing, evaluating, and developing original content along with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of digital, marketing, and technology issues in retailing and how those fit into other aspects of retailing today. Strong track record of analyzing, writing, and producing original content (e.g. established blog and other publications). Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with both internal and external contacts at all organizational levels. Experience in programming development and public speaking. Travel required.