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Investigator, Investigations & Fraud

Lowe's Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 27, 2021.

At Lowe’s Canada, over 26,000 employees let their passion blossom every day.

Our teams are driven by the desire to help people bring their projects to life and are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.

We operate or service some 470 corporate and affiliated dealer stores.

With a distinctive product and service offering and complementary store formats ranging from neighbourhood hardware stores to big box stores, our Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber banners are always looking for dedicated employees to help meet the needs of all DIYers and contractors.

You’ve got the talent?

We’ve got the tools Here, your work and ideas will contribute to building a flourishing organization.

Your voice will always be heard and valued.

You’ll find career opportunities that live up to your ambitions and be able to further develop your unique set of skills.

So if you’re looking to do what you love, and to grow and evolve within our family-one of the best employers in Canada according to a recent Forbes survey-we could be perfect for each other.

PURPOSE OF ROLE: The purpose of this role is to investigate losses associated with theft and fraud as well as minimize liability for Lowe’s by conducting fact-based investigations that align with the Lowe’s regulatory policies and procedures.

This role owns and directs investigations involving employees.

The position owns responsibility to provide training material for APS personnel on investigation techniques and interviewing procedures.

This position also provides oversight on organized retail crime and fraud-based investigations.

The Investigator, Investigations & ORC may also own and direct specific responsibilities for Returns Management system; Criminal Background Screening; Credit Card Fraud
– in store, phone and online; and Gift Card Fraud as well as directing, coaching and leading Lowe’s APS personnel and in house vendor support personnel.

Your Role : Responsible for conducting employee, organized retail crime, and fraud based investigations regarding loss prevention to reduce risk and increase profitability through reducing inventory shrink Establishes consistent development and accountability for activities with the APS team at region, market and store levels to include internal investigations and interview techniques, ORC training and deployment and training for new technology and tools to identify fraudulent behavior.

Identifies and communicates significant investigations and trends to the Divisional Director of Merchandise Shrink, Analytics & Investigations, APS personnel along with potential loss and expense associated and advocates mitigating strategies to prevent future loss/expense Maintains active participation in the Organized Retail Crime Associations, in order to remain knowledgeable regarding loss prevention efforts of theft and fraud in the industry and effect legislation favorable to retailers and Lowe’s Owns, coaches and develops the entire APS organization on case management and quality assurance through consistent reviews and feedback on a case by case basis to reduce liability and increase efficiencies Either owns and leads and/or facilitates training of the APS team in identifying shrink and theft behaviors through the use of data intelligence gathering via social media and data driven behaviors.

Owns or assists with decisions on data within Lowe’s that would add value and gaining access and implement into different applications and tools to produce desired outcomes in identification of theft, sales reducing behaviors or margin erosion activities.

Additionally, identify data that will allow a more seamless experience for customers as well as mitigate fraud related to returns and sales transactions via store, phone and web.

Own and lead as a Project Manager for new applications, technology and tools for the following purposes to include both identify theft as well as provide an investigative path, identify sales reducing activities, margin eroding behaviors, potential fraud via store, phone and web transactions, returns management system and criminal background screening solutions.

Ensuring a seamless roll out and adoption by the entire LP team Own and lead or assist on ROI modeling for additional headcount and tools for chargeback reduction and return fraud.

Collaborate with Lowe’s Digital, Gift Card Marketing and Payment Card Operations to minimize loss while enhancing sales and profitability.

Own, lead and coach Refund Specialist team to become customer advocates and a resource for stores and the APS team and mitigate return fraud Lead and coordinate efforts with 3rd Party Gift Card providers to establish fraud base strategy to enhance sales and limit loss and exposure to our customers Collaborate with Store Operations Support on policy and procedures to minimize in store credit card fraud and enhance compliance with PCI regulations and laws Partner with IT Security, DACI and other information technology groups to review current platforms and risks Own, lead and direct or assist with the criminal background screening process within Lowe’s to ensure we maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and laws Collaborate and manage or assist with 3rd party provider and onsite vendor reps on day to day operations and continue to develop processes to streamline criminal screening and motor vehicle record checks Lead and manage or assist with the development of the Investigative Specialist position SERVE BEHAVIORS The individual in this role is expected to deliver the key outputs of this role while demonstrating behaviors consistent with SERVE which includes: Select, Hire, Develop and Engage Talent Embrace Diversity Render Results Value Voice and Expression Evolve Job Requirements The qualifications we are looking for : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree Military experience or comparable military police and special forces experience; 5 years of multi-store experience; 5 years conducting employee interviews; 3 years organization retail investigations Other Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) or Certified Interview and Interrogation
– Wicklander-Zulawski Your benefits of working for Lowe’s Canada: By joining the Lowe’s Canada family, you’ll enjoy many benefits, such as: A fitness centre, sports activities, and showers A childcare centre that can accommodate up to 78 children A cafeteria with a delicious menu prepared by a dedicated chef, healthy options, as well as Starbucks and Tim Hortons coffee stations Exclusive employee discounts, plus a 10% discount on store merchandise (at all Lowe’s Canada locations) Benefits: retirement savings plan, annual bonuses, stock purchase plan, student incentive program, etc.

Flexible hours and remote working Electric car charging stations Career growth opportunities within the company An inclusive and safe working environment Promotion of work-life balance An employer that’s involved in the community And much more The masculine generic is used without discrimination and only in order to simplify the text.

Lowe’s Canada is committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion.

We are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.