Lead Global Investigator

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Sep 01, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Lead Global Investigator, Global InvestigationsClassification: Exempt Date: August 2018About us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. Whether specializing in government affairs, policy, risk management, regulatory compliance, ethics or employee and labor relations, this team advocates for Target and its business plans in communities across the nation and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with cohesive guidance. We are committed to being internal experts to both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively do business. We focus on defining, investigating, anticipating and ultimately mitigating risk in all its forms. We apply our grasp of brand law by overseeing, maintaining and ensuring correct, consistent and authorized use of Target's signature Bullseye logo, assets and other trademarked material. We help protect Target and its subsidiaries by applying our comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. From brand and patent law to contract development and negotiations, you'll be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs.The mission of the Global Investigations Team is to protect and support Target Corporation through professional investigations of integrity issues and other corporate risks. The Lead Global Investigator (LGI), Global Investigations, will be based at Target Headquarter in the U.S. and will support the development and execution of the global investigations functions across the organziation. The LGI will work with a variety of Minneapolis HQ and international teams to conduct and coordinate investigations, while also advising corporate leaders to drive ethical behavior, assess enterprise risks, evaluate controls, and advance Target's reputation. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESInvestigations of Target Team Members and Third-Parties
  • Investigate allegations of misconduct brought against Target team members, vendors, factories and other third-parties, which may include:
    • Review and assess initial allegations and complaints to determine if sufficient predication exists to initiate an investigation
    • Determine appropriate investigative scope and objectives, and formulate a comprehensive and efficient investigation plan
    • Execute various data and information gathering techniques, including query and analysis of company records, Target's systems, and internal company communications
    • Conduct in-person and telephonic interviews of reporting parties, victims, witnesses and subjects, including field interviews
    • Analyzing investigative evidence and findings to determine if an allegation has been substantiated
  • Hold highly confidential and sensitive information in confidence

  • Obtain evidence (information, statements, and records) in various locations including domestic and international offices, factories, and other third-party facilities

  • Capture critical moments, evidence and forensic reviews within a comprehensive report that is actionable and conveys the full investigative contribution
  • Communicate investigative results effectively to enable business partners to make informed and responsible decisions for Target and its guests
  • Educate business units on risks that impact or have the potential to impact their organization

    Team and Self Development
  • Demonstrate the highest level of integrity and ethics
  • Take ownership for personal development through continuous learning and proactively seeks new opportunities that will help build knowledge and improve skills
  • Maintain close working relationships with partners that are critical for successful investigations and remediation efforts (Ethics, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Target Sourcing Services and Corporate Security)

  • Develop and/or maintain solution-focused business relationships with various partners regardless of their title, level, geographic location, background, or experiences
  • Establish and monitor performance metrics to determine the effectiveness of Global Investigations programs
Brand Development and Management
  • Promote the Global Investigation team's focus areas and Target Corporation's Vision, Mission and Values
Develop and sustain a strong Global Investigations brand throughout TargetREPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports to Director, Global Investigations
JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Requirements:
  • 4 year University degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience conducting investigations in the private and/or public sector
  • Proven ability to conduct successful investigative interviews, while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, empathy, objectivity, and trust
  • Ability to query and analyze data to identify potential fraud and misconduct
  • Experience in one or more of the following; audit, compliance, risk assessment, forensic accounting
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to speak and present clearly in both formal and informal settings to an audience of various levels of leadership and expertise
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally
  • Ability to network and build trusting relationships with Target leaders, team members, external partners, and other third-parties
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Knowledge of US retail industryDesired Requirements:
  • Qualified Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or obtain within one year of hire
  • Other language skills
  • Experience working in retail industry


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