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Senior Analyst, Development Support

Columbus, Ohio 500 Neil Ave, 43215
Senior Analyst, Development Support (22020463)



Provides an independent perspective and acts as a conduit between field business teams (Real Estate, Design and Construction) and RSC teams (Dev procurement, Indirect procurement, Finance, Licensing) regarding real estate project planning and execution.  Oversees execution of procurement processes for development.  Drives timely performance of design approval, review/approve quotes for budget integrity, and manages vendor base to drive strategy and execution in alignment with department goals.  Understands broad, inter-related processes for both new restaurant development and strategic initiatives to ensure efficient execution, effective change management and risk mitigation.  Facilitates discussions and knowledge sharing to improve new restaurant opening processes.  Drives change through collaboration and linkage of complex processes and related data to highlight timeline and cost saving opportunities.  Requires strong partnership skills and communication to cultivate influence. 


In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess all projects to proactively identify risks and opportunities to streamline timelines and minimize costs.
  • Summarize findings and collaborate with stakeholders to influence change that helps reduce costs and shortens timeslines.
  • Manage the execution of procurement processes for development. Cultivate relationships with regional vendor base, issue supplier notifications, assure timely design approval, approve all vendor quotes for budget integrity, and troubleshoot material issues: delays, damages, and scheduling.
  • Manage vendor base: Facilitate meetings, drive prioritization and material redirection as needed to maintain department opening goals and partner with indirect on forecasting to support bulk buy initiatives, vendor KPI’s.
  • Identify opportunities within a project and/or process and partner to drive solutions. This could require hands on involvement including creating new processes, facilitation of a project, influence or coaching depending on the need.
  • Prepare Initial Cost Projections for each project and review results to identify opportunities for value engineering savings. 
  • Utility Process – partner with triad teams to determine scope and hold vendors accountable to quality and timely execution. Maintain regular communication, facilitate standing meeting, and offer escalation and resolution support as needed.
  • Develop GC relationships to manage communications on GC and Chipotle procured material schedules and to support as an additional escalation path. Provide connectivity between GC partners, internal procurement team and vendors through communications
  • Facilitate General Contractor bid and contract process, including the GC forecasting efforts. Partner with Construction Managers to maintain plan (does not include bid review)
  • Support system functionality through testing, change management and troubleshooting. Behave as liaison between Business Teams and Real Estate System Support Team.



  • High School diploma or GED required
  • B.A. or B.S. preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management, or procurement experience within Restaurant/Retail/Construction Industry
  • Proficient with MS Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook
  • Experience with BI tools and Tririga preferred
  • Ability to communicate with Senior Management and/or Executive Leadership within your department
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and investigate data to understand and solve problems.




Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had over 3,000 restaurants as of March 31, 2022, 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. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 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. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.

Primary Location: Ohio - Columbus - 8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)

Work Location:
8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)
500 Neil Ave
Columbus 43215

Job Real Estate Job Posting Jul. 07, 2022 Job Number 22020463

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