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Assets Protection Business Partner (District AP Leader) - Columbus, OH

Apply Now Location: 1717 Olentangy Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43212-1452; job id: R0000342997
job family: Security & Loss Prevention
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $89,700.00 - $161,500.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at


As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.


AP teams function to keep our guests, team and brand safe and secure and lead through crisis events. They protect profitable sales by mitigating shortage risks, preventing, investigating and resolving theft and fraud to ensure product is available for our guest.

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 commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Lead and create a safety advocacy culture by understanding how safety impacts your role and that of your team, identifying and correcting hazards, and holding team accountable to working in a safe manner to benefit themselves and others.
  • 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
  • Meet any state or local licensure and/or other legal requirements related to the position
  • 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
  • Should live in or within driving distance of assigned district market area
  • Must be able to travel in assigned district market area

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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