Store Assets Protection Executive Intern (Store Leadership Intern) – Philadelphia (Starting Summer 2024)
ALL ABOUT TARGET
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of Americas 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.
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 in everyday life. You’re working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. You will deliver a destination shopping experience by providing a safe and secure environment for our guests and mitigate shortage risks in order to drive sales.
ALL ABOUT ASSETS PROTECTION
The AP teams’ function is to provide a safe and secure environment for our team members and guests and meet 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, creating awareness and educating team members on operational shortage priorities.
As an AP Executive Intern, you will gain a valuable, realistic job preview of the Executive Team Leader – Assets Protection role over a defined period of time. During our summer program, you will work closely with a mentor while learning the AP business area and other team functions within our stores.
At Target, we believe in our leaders having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of an AP Executive Intern can provide you with:
Experience managing a safe and secure culture, including crisis response, a strong safety environment and crowd management planning, providing support to both guests and team members
Experience in creating strategic AP strategies and goals and delivering results through your team
Experience identifying strategic resolutions of external theft and fraud, and apprehending individuals attempting to cause a loss, in accordance with Target policy
Experience managing the identification and resolution of internal investigations
Skills in recruiting, selecting, and talent management of hourly team members and leaders
As an AP Executive Intern, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:
Take initiative to learn how to be an AP leader by seeking out opportunities for growth and development; continuously learn throughout the internship experience
Provide new ideas and recommend solutions to business or team opportunities
Commit to learning Target’s expectations of leaders and use them to personally develop by asking questions and seeking feedback
Actively participate in internship program training activities, developmental opportunities and events.
Demonstrate willingness to take risks; step out of comfort zone and take on new assignments
Partner with leaders regarding TM performance by teaching, coaching, training and delivering timely performance feedback
Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety, and compliance; lead the team to work in the same way and hold others accountable to this commitment
Influence and validate a safe and secure culture by driving physical security and safety processes; lead store response and emergency crisis situations and create plans for in-store events
Educate store leaders and teams on emergency preparedness and physical security procedures
Identify shortage risks in key divisions and work with other leaders to develop tactics that will reduce shortage and drive profitable sales
Support the identification and resolution of internal investigations
Identify theft and shortage trends in your store, and develop proactive strategies to prevent shortage and theft
Educate and influence store teams on operational shortage priorities
Support the prevention, identification and resolution of external theft incidents and investigations
Work a schedule that aligns to guest and business needs based on safe and secure and theft patterns (this includes early morning/overnight shifts, evening and weekends)
Model the safety culture in store by recognizing safe behaviors and identifying and resolving safety hazards and unsafe behaviors
Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety and compliance. Lead and hold the team accountable to work in the same way
Work in a safe manner at all times to benefit yourself and others; identify and correct hazards; comply with all safety policies and best practices.
All other duties based on business needs
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We might be a great match if:
Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited… We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
Providing service to our guests that makes them say “I LOVE TARGET!” excites you… That’s why we love working at Target
Leading teams who are stocking, setting and selling Target product sounds like your thing… That’s the core of what we do
You aren’t looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded
The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a Stores Executive Intern. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:
Meet any state or local licensure and/or other legal requirements related to the position
Previous retail or security experience preferred, but not required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong business acumen
Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
Manage conflict, lead and hold others accountable
Learn and adapt to current technology needs
Strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantitative analysis
Work independently and as part of a team
Relate well with and interact with all levels of the organization
Manage workload and prioritize tasks independently
Welcoming and helpful attitude
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 :
Access all areas of the building to respond to guest or team member issues
Interpret instructions, reports and information
Act in accordance with company policy
Climb up and down ladders
Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 15 pounds and occasionally or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and regular work attendance necessary
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) 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 Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.