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Analyst, FSQA Sensory and R&D

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Analyst, FSQA Sensory and R&D (24019810)



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.



As the Analyst, FSQA Sensory and R&D, you will support the FSQA (Food Safety and Quality Assurance) team by conducting sensory and quality evaluations on the full suite of CMG products. The Sensory Analyst will frequently work with CMG's Culinary & Commercialization Teams, as well as our suppliers to ensure food items are of optimal quality across the entire restaurant network.



  • Organize, prepare, & perform physical and analytical product evaluations on a variety of proteins, legumes, tortillas, dairy, RTE/RTD products, non-foods and equipment.
  • Generate reports and recaps summarizing product evaluation results inclusive of analytical, sensorial, & microbiological findings and recommended next steps to be shared with CMG cross-functional teams &/or suppliers.
  • Update R&D Project Tracker/Timeline according to core menu updates/evaluations.
  • Partner with other members of the R&D (Research & Development) and FSQA Team to generate protocol & associated sensory forms to be utilized in both CMG & supplier-level analyses. Protocol to be developed varies by product type as well as objective of analysis such as product shelf-life, control matching, and more.
  • Partner with CMG suppliers & laboratory partners to collect product samples, analyze results, & work with team to update necessary business & quality documentation.
  • Partner with CMG suppliers to perform root cause analyses of food quality issues. Analyst will obtain pertinent technical documents & data to identify potential issues and prescribe corrective actions.
  • Provide technical support for the drafting of restaurant training material and attend working sessions to ensure product quality and food safety standards are being met.
  • Attend weekly project update meetings for various categories to provide updates for product status and R&D specific progress.
  • Help receive and organize sample shipments from suppliers and help maintain general Test Kitchen cleanliness and organization. 


  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Food Microbiology required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience required, preferably in a QSR or Food Manufacturing environment.
  • Have completed sensorial training and/or willingness/ability to be trained required.
  • Have completed culinary training and/or willingness/ability to be trained preferred.
  • Possess a strong understanding of Food Science principles, sensory analysis, and food preparation techniques.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to articulate meaningful findings and feedback to commercialization teams.
  • Self-starting and proactive approach to ensure necessary steps and materials are being completed.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other software necessary for data entry and reporting.


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 3,400 restaurants as of December 31, 2023, 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 in North America and Europe. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on Fortune's Most Admired Companies 2024 list and Time Magazine's Most Influential Companies. With over 115,000 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.



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $74,000 - $104,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.


Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need an accommodation due to a disability to complete an application, job interview, and/or to otherwise participate in the hiring process. This email does not respond to non-accommodations related requests.

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Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Quality Assurance Job Posting 07/01/2024 Job Number 24019810

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