AP Business Partner (District Loss Prevention Manager) - Des Moines, IA

Target Ankeny , IA 50015

Posted 4 months ago



As part of our collaborative and guest-obsessed team, you help us create an experience that makes guests say "I love Target!" When you work at Target, you're helping every family discover the joy of everyday life. You're working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. As a leader of store teams your role is to enable your team to deliver a destination shopping experience by providing a safe and secure environment for our guests, mitigate shortage risks in order to drive sales, improve accuracy and instocks through theft prevention and resolution, and lead through crisis events to protect our guest, team and brand.


The AP team's function is to provide a safe and secure environment for our team members and guests, and meet the financial goals of shortage and profitability in a Target store. AP teams will do this by leading a physical security and safety culture and responding to crisis events, investigating and resolving theft, and creating awareness and educating team members on operational shortage priorities.

At Target we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of an Assets Protection Business Partner can provide you with the:

  • Skills in business financials (e.g., payroll, profit and loss) and driving shortage reduction

  • Skills in driving business and market specific strategies by leveraging data and metrics and partnering with store and district leadership to deliver results through your team

  • Experience managing a remote team in a multi-unit market made up of leaders of leaders through multiple layers

  • Experience influencing talent strategies in a multi-unit market and building skills in recruiting, selecting and talent development for hourly and exempt leaders in Assets Protection roles

  • Ability to influence and provide thoughtful feedback to key partners (e.g. District/Store leadership, HR, HQ) to support company and Assets Protection initiatives

As an Assets Protection Business Partner no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:

Drive your business to grow sales

  • Lead, influence and validate a safe and secure culture by driving physical security process, leading district response in emergency crisis situations and resolving all significant incidents (e.g., robbery, burglary). Educate store teams on emergency preparedness and physical security procedures.

  • Develop and communicate district AP strategies and priorities, including tactical plans, training and expectations, to your team, peers and leadership.

  • Be financially accountable in your district by prioritizing and driving continuous improvement. Establish a culture of accountability for your teams through clear expectations and performance management.

  • Train and validate AP store teams are anticipating and identifying shortage risks in key divisions and developing tactics to reduce shortage and drive profitable sales, and ensure product is in stock and available for our guests.

  • Drive district results on prevention, resolution and apprehension on theft, both internal and external, according to compliance standards and proper documentation.

  • Resolve alerts and organized retail crime cases in partnership with field and HQ partners.

Cultivate a guest-centric salesforce to drive sales and efficiency

  • Lead a district team of AP store leaders to drive total store sales and increase profitability.

  • Develop a talent strategy that makes Target an employer of choice, attracts candidates and retains talent.

  • Foster an inclusive, diverse, safe and secure culture; create an environment of openness, trust and recognition, and reward great performance.

  • Build relationships inside and outside Target, including district and store leaders, law enforcement and industry partners to identify market trends and understand asset protection strategies of competition. Ensure our teams and tactics maintain Target's reputation.

  • Lead safety programs and best practices within a district and evaluate injury trends to prevent future incidents.

  • Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety, and compliance. Lead team to work in the same way and hold others accountable to this commitment.

  • All other duties based on business needs.

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be an Assets Protection Business Partner. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of retail loss prevention experience

  • Proven execution skills and ability to drive change

  • Experience influencing key business partners

  • Operate in an ambiguous and rapidly changing work environment

  • Quickly adapt to changing priorities and tasks

  • Project and process management/ownership experience

  • Work in high intensity situations with composure and ease

  • Solution-based mindset with desire to uncover business gaps and solve problems

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:

  • Experience and knowledge with internal and external theft investigations

  • Understanding of retail operations and associated shortage risks

  • Experience with crisis response, physical security, safety and compliance programs

  • Supervisory experience

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills

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