Lead Global Investigator (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 06, 2022
Jul 12, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Global Investigator

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2022

About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 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.

The mission of the Global Investigations Team is to protect and support Target Corporation through professional investigations of ethical, criminal, or policy issues, and other corporate risks. The team strives to ethically advance Target by sharing insight and surfacing the truth.

The Lead Global Investigator (LGI), Global Investigations, will be based in the United States, report to the GI Director, and will support the development and execution of the global investigations function across Target's global regions. The LGI will work with a variety of United States HQ and global 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.

Investigations of Target Team Members and Third Parties
  • Execute investigative tactics regarding allegations of misconduct brought against Target team members, leaders, 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 virtual interviews of reporting parties, victims, witnesses, and subjects, including field interviews (factories and vendors)
    • Analyze investigative evidence and findings to determine if an allegation has been substantiated
  • Hold highly 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 and risk mitigation 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, requires frequent and scheduled engagement with business partners and leaders throughout the region
  • Reinforce integrity requirements with Target team members / business partners

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, Owned Brand Sourcing, 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
  • Visit offices and factories to create strong relationships across borders

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 Target

About You:
  • 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
  • Proficient in computer forensic tactics including computer / mobile device imaging and processing
  • Fluent communication (verbal and written) and interviewing skills in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute ideas and experience as well as constantly learning from others
  • 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, including factory visits across Central and South America, and other regional locations
  • 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 industry and global economics, specifically in the Central and South America regions

Desired Requirements:
  • Qualified Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other relevant certification (CAMS, CPA, Internal Audit, Compliance)
  • Market knowledge of applicable regional geographic areas
  • Experience working for a multinational retailer
  • Significant international business experience
  • Ability to travel to Central and South America for investigative purposes
  • ACE, EnCE, MPE+ and CCME certifications, computer forensic capabilities and experience

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400 to $153,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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.


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