Assets Protection Team Leader (Collierville, TN)


Collierville, TN

The pay range per hour is $20.75 - $35.25

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.


Assets Protection (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 Team Leader can provide you with the skills and experience of:

  • Leading a safe and secure culture, including crisis response, a strong safety environment and crowd management planning, providing support to both guests and team members
  • Implementing department AP daily/weekly workload priorities to support business priorities and deliver on goals
  • Responding to external theft incidents and preventing future theft
  • With leader guidance, implementing strategic resolutions of external theft and fraud and apprehending individuals attempting to cause a loss, in accordance with Target policy
  • Experience partnering, educating and supporting store business leaders on operational shortage priorities
  • Leading a team of hourly team members; including skills in interviewing, developing, evaluating and retaining talent

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

  • Support total store sales and increase profitability by ensuring product is in stock and available to our guests. Welcome and engage guests at the front of the store and on the salesfloor
  • Influence and validate physical security and safety processes; participate in store response and emergency crisis situations; create plans for in-store events
  • Support your leader in educating teams on emergency preparedness and physical security procedures
  • Develop, coach and lead your team members to elevate their skills and expertise, per direction from your leader
  • Anticipate staffing needs and support your leader to effectively talent plan a culture of accountability through clear expectations and performance management
  • Identify theft and shortage trends in your store
  • Identify shortage risks in key divisions and support your leader to develop tactics that will reduce shortage and drive profitable sales
  • 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)
  • Develop schedules and adjust based on safe and secure and theft trends
  • Own the prevention, identification and resolution of external theft incidents
  • Support internal investigations led by an AP leader in your market and/or your leader
  • Train team members to apply merchandise protection and audit execution
  • Implement and follow up on any operational changes as directed by your leader
  • Support your leader to educate and support store teams on operational shortage priorities
  • Communicate AP priorities to the team, peers and leadership
  • Build a relationship of trust and accountability with your leader and Store Director
  • Model the safety culture in store by recognizing safe behaviors and identifying and resolving safety hazards and unsafe behaviors; investigate injuries that occur to determine root cause and resolved through appropriate action plans and partnerships
  • Execute strategies led by your leader to deliver business results while prioritizing the guest experience
  • Evaluate and recommend candidates for open positions and develop a guest-centric team
  • Lead team onboarding and learning and close knowledge and skill gaps through training and experience
  • Hold team members accountable to expectations set by your leader
  • Maintain all required training
  • Serve as first responder for in-store incidents (e.g., security, weather, etc.)
  • Lead and demonstrate a culture of executing all best practices as outlined with team onboarding and learning; help close skill gaps through development, coaching and team interactions
  • Provide service and a shopping experience that meets guest needs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Support your leader to 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


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 an Assets Protection Team Leader, but there are a few things you need from the get-go:

  • Age 18 or older
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Meet any state or local licensure and/or other legal requirements related to the position
  • Previous retail and/or loss prevention experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to lead and hold others accountable
  • Ability to communicate on multiple frequency devices and operate handheld scanners, and other technology equipment as directed
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Manage your workload and prioritize tasks independently
  • Welcoming and helpful attitude
  • Effective communication skills

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
  • Climb up and down ladders
  • Apprehend subjects in accordance with company policy
  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays); reliable and prompt attendance necessary
  • Ability to remain mobile for the duration of a scheduled shift (shift length may vary).

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.