Target AP Job Descriptions

March 1, 2007



Target Job Description

Executive Team Lead –

Asset Protection:                                


            Lead a team that delivers the AP mission statement.


 Accountable for:


           Ensuring TPS is professional and is creating a Safeness Culture.

           Creating a Safeness Culture by ensuring all team members (especially for ETLs) are up-to-date on training requirements..

           Ensuring all teams adhere to premise and perimeter safeness programs such as pre-opening and post-closing controls.

           Responding to all safeness incidents and developing and implementing solution to safeness concerns.

           Supervising the  team to ensure all equipment is deployed and functioning properly (CCTV, alarms, parking lot lighting)


           Identifying, investigating and resolving internal and external cases.

           Ensuring Store and AP teams are focused on impacting shortage in the Electronics and Entertainment departments.

           Utilizing all reports, intelligence data and equipment to focus investigative efforts and developing and implementing solutions to investigative issues.

           Managing staffing to allocated budget.


           Building strong partnerships with law enforcement and community agencies to minimize or mitigate potential safeness incidents.

           Sharing intelligence data with local Stores, Investigations, Supply Chain and law enforcement to close cases.

           Managing all team members to ensure they adopt AP mission, expanding the reach of the AP team.


           Supervising and directing the day-to-day operations of the AP team.

           Ensuring the AP team is in clean with proper uniforms, including name badges.

           Selecting, developing and retaining great teams.

           Demonstrating leadership by providing honest feedback, coaching, mentoring and recognition.

           Providing a clean and safe shopping and working environment for guests and team members.

           Participating in new team member orientation.

           Using the Es of Excellence to complete accurate assessments of direct reports’ performance and potential; evaluating own leadership skills in managing the performance of different team members; developing a personal plan to improve performance management skills.

            Also supports the Store’s
Mission by:


           Utilizing merchandise protection programs to minimize theft and maximize sales.

           Investigating and resolving outs caused by theft.


           Leading the store team in rapid response to crisis and emergency situations.


           Driving a shortage culture every day; identifying potential shortage concerns and taking appropriate partners to ensure action is taken to address any shortage.

           Driving a safety culture; leading by example, actively participating in the monthly safety focus and immediately addressing safety concerns.

           Returning stores to “Business as Usual” as quickly as possible after a crisis situation.


            Reports directly to District Assets Protection Team Leader and indirectly to the Store Team Leader. Supervises Senior Assets Protection Specialist, Assets Protection Specialist and Target Protection Specialists. Works closely with Market or National Investigations Team and manages the contract guard program where applicable. Interacts with store team members at all levels.




           College degree or equivalent experience (blend of college and leadership experience totaling four years).

           Two years investigative and/or retail store experience.


           Energy – courageous; strong bias for action; drives for speed; will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Demonstrates accountability and courage.

           Enthusiasm – ability to motivate and inspire others; challenges to ensure every team member contributes. Communicates effectively; maximizes relationships; builds trust and manages performance.

           Execution – Prioritizes; focuses on the most important things; follows best practices; creative; gets things done.

           Excellence – delivers great results; provides a superior Target brand experience for guests and team members.

           Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously.

           Demonstrated strategic planning and analytical skills.

           Demonstrated strong leadership skills relating to guest and team member interaction.

           Strong interpersonal, organization, conflict management, administration, reasoning and decision making skills.

           Ability to delegate responsibility effectively and provide clear oral directions to others.

           Strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantitative analysis.

Job Knowledge

           Strong communication skills.

           Strong interviewing skills.

           Able to work with highly confidential information.

           Able to apprehend and confront guests or team members in a calm, professional and diplomatic manner.

           Knowledge of all areas of Assets Protection, including internal investigations and the use of electronic detection equipment.

           Knowledge of Target Information Systems.

           Able to access and move around all areas of the store quickly.

Physical Ability

           Able to climb ladders and access second floor observations booths.

           Able to access all areas of the building to respond to safety issues.


           College degree.

           Target experience.


Job Title:  Group Assets Protection Team Leader 

Target Group Protection TL REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to the Director, Target Assets Protection Stores, and indirectly to the RSVP/RVP or Spoke Director.

Exempt Position…


Leads and manages Assets Protection functions to meet financial goals within a district.  Supervises, coordinates and supports Assets Protection personnel in the protection and recovery of company assets.


1.         Team Development:  Directly supervises 6-12 APTL’s.  Indirectly supervises all Assets Protection Team Members within a district.  Responsible to ensure recruiting and retention programs are in place, and that developmental programs are in place for all Assets Protection Team Members within a district.  Ensures executive and hourly staffing levels are maintained within the district.  Champions Diversity for Assets Protection Team and influence client organization in their diversity development.

2.         Training:  Ensures all assets protection team members within the assigned district are trained to the expectations of the Company.  Works with the GAPTL in the development and proper maintenance of all training materials.

3.         Investigations:  Responsible for all investigations and internal interviews involving losses in accordance with company guidelines; evaluates executive investigations, determining appropriate courses of action.  Works with the MIT on all organized external theft cases within the district.

4.         Stock Shortage:  Reduced stock shortage to or below goal levels through the execution of all internal and external theft detection and deterrence programs.  Implements and executes educational and awareness programs to create a stock shortage elimination culture within all stores within a district.  Ensures the proper installation of CCTV technology to deter and monitor dishonest internal and external theft activity.  Works with the store team to ensure operational efficiency through follow-up and accountability by conducting in-depth store visits.  Assists individual high stock shortage stores in development and implementation of stock shortage elimination plans and initiatives.  Takes a leadership role in driving all theft, fraud and awareness related stock shortage programs.

5.         Fiscal Management/Expense Control:  Completes budget preparation for 2515.  Ensures attainment of payroll plan.  Negotiates contracts as needed.  Recommends capital expenditures and administers all appropriate operational needs submitting capital expenditure requests for consideration.  Administers approved projects.

6.         Physical Security:  Maintains cost effective controls protecting all facilities in the Region.  Recommends changes to existing protection systems or procedures to improve protection.  Provides a leadership role in emergency disaster and crisis situations.

7.         Risk Management:  Recommends preventative measures to reduce or eliminate claim liability.  Evaluates accident frequency and expense by store.  Works with store management to reduce frequency and expense.  Evaluates demands made from attorneys or guests and headquarters staff to effectively ensure timely and equitable settlement on Target’s behalf.  Acts as a company representative in all cases involving the judicial process.

8.         Check/Credit Card Management:  Ensures check/credit card acceptance procedures are being followed at store level per company guidelines.  Makes recommendations to enhance current authorization system of procedures.  Ensures fraudulent checks and credit fraud are filed with local authorities when appropriate.

9.         Community Relations/Law Enforcement Liaison – Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with officials, agencies, and assets protection organizations.  Ensures that a positive company image is maintained.  Works pro-actively with legislative and other governmental bodies on issues pertaining to Target.  Coordinates non-solicitation policy activities to ensure company image is maintained.

10.       Store Openings/Remodels:  Coordinates new store opening process to ensure that construction, staffing, training, and operational activities are properly planned and executed.  Participates in the remodel process, ensuring construction, staffing and the necessary alarm protection is planned and implemented.

11.       Crisis Management:  Ensures the Assets Protection Team Members are trained to respond appropriately to all types of crisis incurred.  Is the leader in Crisis Management situation within the district.


Reports directly to the Director, Target Assets Protection Stores, and indirectly to the RSVP/RVP or Spoke Director.  Works closely with Internal Audit, Risk Management and Store Operations.  Interacts with all members of the Assets Protection Leadership Team dependent on the contributions of each of those team members.



           Five years retail Asset Protection experience with three to five years multi-store supervision experience

           Able and willing to travel throughout the region (60-70%)

           Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and conflict management skills


           College degree

Found at:




District Assets Protection Manager

Pasadena, CA 

Company:   Target  Location:   US-CA-Pasadena  Base Pay:   N/A  Employee Type:   Full-Time Employee  Industry:   Securities  Manages Others:   no   Job Type:   Retail  Req’d Education:   4 Year Degree  Req’d Experience:   More than 5 Years  Req’d Travel:   Not Specified  Relocation Covered:   No  Posted Date :   10/5/2006       Ref ID:  37381BR     DESCRIPTION   See Yourself At Target  

Employing more than 270,000 team members in 47 states, we value creativity, diversity and collaboration in all its forms. From stocking our stores’ shelves with fantastic products at great prices to a deep commitment to community giving, Target strives for excellence in every area.  

Assets Protection  

As a member of the Assets Protection team, you’ll create tools, programs and metrics that are designed to support safeness and reduce theft and fraud.  


As a District Assets Protection Team Leader, you will manage the Assets Protection programs that keep stores safe and profitable by reducing stock shortages and monitoring stores’ readiness for inventory.  

See Yourself:  

Managing high quality team to create a secure shopping environmentSupervising a district comprised of 7-14 storesHiring and developing the most capable Assets Protection team leadersManaging your district’s Assets Protection operating budgetCoordinating new store processes and making improvements to existing systemsTaking an active role in risk management issuesIdentifying and resolving check and credit card fraud cases, community relations and special projects as neededEnsuring great guest service 

Job Requirements  

Minimum Requirements:  

4-year degreeSkills and experience to oversee our Assets Protection programs for several stores5 or more years retail and/or Assets Protection experience with at least 2 years in a multi-unit supervisory and/or investigative capacityAbility to communicate clearly and effectivelyStrong problem analysis and decision-making skillsSolid conflict management skills; experience conducting interviewsAbility and willingness to travel throughout your district 


See The Rewards  

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. See a place of exciting challenges and rewards. See a place where you’ll feel empowered to do something brilliant. See a place filled with creativity and unlimited opportunity. See a place where ‘work’ could easily be called play. To apply, visit our careers Web site at to view all career opportunities. See yourself here. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a Drug-Free Workplace.  


Ideal retail candidates show a high level of performance. In addition business experience in purchasing, sales, merchandising, supervision and business is desirable. 



 Assets Protection & Target Protection Specialist –
Phoenix, AZ 

Company:   Target  Location:   US-AZ-Phoenix  Base Pay:   N/A  Employee Type:   Part-Time Employee  Industry:   Retail  Manages Others:   no   Job Type:   Retail  Req’d Education:   High School  Req’d Experience:   Less Than 1 Year  Req’d Travel:   Not Specified  Relocation Covered:   No  Posted Date :   10/27/2006    Ref ID:  Not Available     DESCRIPTION   See a company like no other. See where risk-taking is applauded. See a world of opportunity. See the hip new thing. See the new style. See your future. See yourself in red. See you soon.  

Assets Protection Specialist 

Aggressively address all issues of safeness, theft and fraud to deliver a fast, fun and friendly experience for our guests 

Use systems to help monitor fraudulent activityRespond to crisis situationsSupport store safety and the reduction of merchandise shortageBuild strong partnerships with law enforcement and community agencies And more 

Target Protection Specialist 

Aggressively address all issues of safeness, theft and fraud to deliver a fast, fun and friendly experience for our guests and team members 

Create a safe environment for our guests and team members 

Prevent loss of merchandise through receipt checks and alarm responses 

Gather, retain and communicate safeness, theft and fraud issues 

Maintain a professional appearance and presence 

Ensure security systems are working properly 

And more      REQUIREMENTS  We’re looking for:  

High school graduate or equivalent 

18 years of age or older 

Two years of investigation and/or retail experience 

Good communication and interpersonal skills 

See the rewards:  

Target merchandise discount 

Competitive pay 

Flexible scheduling 

See Yourself At Target: Employing more than 270,000 team members in 47 states, we value creativity, diversity and collaboration in all its forms. From stocking our stores’ shelves with fantastic products at great prices to a deep commitment to community giving, Target strives for excellence in every way. 

To apply: Visit us at

16806 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ

to complete a Target Employment Application on the employment kiosks located near the front of the store. 




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