Career Opportunity

Head of Asset Protection and Intelligence, APAC

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Asset Protection


Tsim Sha Tsui




Hong Kong

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Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Asset Protection & Intelligence, APAC is responsible to plan, lead and perform day-today activities to protect the Companies assets and people, perform investigations, as well as plan, coordinate, and lead cross functional crisis management teams.  This role will be the lead to focus on investigations and must have experience in interview tactics and data mining. This role will be a cross functional role working with legal, internal audit, human resources, sourcing and store operations departments and reports to the Global Head of Internal Audit and Asset Protection.  He/she must also have strong people development skills, communication and leadership skills and possess the ability to work with management.  Special consideration to candidates who can sift through data to proactively identify fraudulent trends and could lead the team's continued enhancement of data analytics and continuous investigative strategies and tactics.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities


  • Perform investigations, which includes complex investigations into alleged fraud, corruption, safeguarding, and other types of misconduct, while demonstrating objectivity, impartiality, and fairness throughout the investigative process.
  • Experience in investigative interviews in a professional matter. Certified Forensic Interview certification or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Formulate investigation plans for review by Head of Internal Audit at commencement of new investigations
  • Use a combination of manual and automated tools to gather data and conduct ad-hoc investigations
  • Deliver high-quality investigation reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Head of Internal Audit and Legal
  • Lead in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work.

Asset Protection/Crisis Management/Safety

  • Execute programs that provide safe and secure environments for both customers and associates.
  • Builds crisis management plans with business partners and performs simulation exercises to proactively prepare teams in event of a crisis.
  • Develop teams and partnerships that support inclusion, growth, and development
  • Operate as a valued partner to other internal teams and leaders in the wake of a crisis event
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to drive best-in-class Asset Protection and operational execution consistently across all locations
  • Ensure the AP organization is aligned with the broader organizational strategy and is respected and trusted for its ability to deliver shortage results
  • Build key cross-functional partnerships, particularly with Store Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Sourcing, and Supply Chain


  • Builds great teams by developing leaders as problem solvers and collaborative partners, and by managing performance and potential
  • Lead an organization that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, accountability, and productivity

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Job and Work Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, forensics, accounting/finance law, international relations, criminal justice, or related field. Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting/finance, or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFI/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in the field of investigations, with at least 2+ years in an international or global environment a plus;
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments,
  • Experience examining forensic, financial, and electronic evidence;
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments;
  • Previous management experience;
  • Ability to work effectively in English is a requirement;
  • Excellent Judgement, Honesty and Integrity to the highest degree;
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations;
  • Experience in Retail Exception Based Reporting a plus (Appriss-Secure preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communication, along with data presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-task, high volume environment
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in responding to deadlines and workflow fluctuations
  • Ability to deal with high level of ambiguity
  • Travel around 15-20% required.