Senior Procurement Analyst
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Newport Beach, California
13h ago


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE : CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without added colors, flavors or other additives.

Chipotle has more than 2,400 restaurants as of October 31, 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants.

With more than 70,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry.

Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices.


Food served fast doesn’t have to be a typical fast food experience. Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants.

We're changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food.

We hope you'll join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.


Primary responsibility is to serve as the lead between Chipotle and outside vendors. Responsible for sourcing and vetting vendors, negotiating contracts, and presenting recommendations to executive staff that provide the best quality at the right cost.

Specific categories the Analyst will be responsible for include Restaurant Operation Services


  • Contribute to, and execute against, sourcing strategies for Restaurant Operation Services including but not limited to Facilities and Maintenance, Store Design and Development, Store Product Supplies, Security, Cleaning Services, etc.
  • Understand spend across assigned categories
  • Develop sourcing hypothesis and strategies to help maximize company objectives
  • Activate and manage cross-functional teams to validate, implement and achieve sourcing goals
  • Measure value captured, monitor and report on performance
  • Work with business stakeholder groups to identify needs, and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals / quotations (RFPs / RFQs), or contract renewals, and advise on vendor price, quality, availability, reliability and support
  • Work with Legal to develop and review contract terms and conditions for suppliers and advise internal business stakeholders
  • Lead complex negotiations with vendors, on behalf of stakeholders and Chipotle, to unlock and maximize supplier value
  • Manage on-going supplier relationships focusing on supply risk mitigation, contract compliance, and cost fluctuations
  • Study market trends and conditions, supply markets and changes, and use results to enable Chipotle’s strategic objectives
  • Work with other Supply Chain functions and assist in managing Chipotle DC product cost, inventory, and logistics
  • Other duties as required to meet the needs of the business

    To perform this job successfully, you’ll need to be able to perform each essential duty. 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.

  • 3 to 5 years of Strategic Sourcing / Procurement experience
  • Indirect Procurement experience preferred but not required
  • B.A. / B.S. in Business, Finance or Supply Chain
  • M.B.A. preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of the Strategic Sourcing processes
  • Ability to work in a high-volume environment and easily adapt to change
  • Must work independently with attention to detail, accuracy, documentation, and follow-through
  • Ability to manage financial data in a confidential and professional manner, including understanding of Total Cost of Ownership models
  • Able to translate complex objectives into clear, simple actions
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization and assert influence
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, develop process, and lead through execution
  • Passion for the Chipotle brand and Food with Integrity culture
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