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Director, Field Human Resources (West)

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Director, Field Human Resources (West) (24010611)



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 Director of Field HR, you will develop and execute the overall HR Field Strategy to address  business challenges, growth expectations, and local operational needs based on a deep understanding of broader organizational goals. This role will partner broadly across the  organization to ensure cohesive and functional people practices and strategies for optimal support  of operational teams. This role will lead a team of strategic HR business partners to ensure  localized talent agendas, while ensuring consistent delivery of people processes across the US business.


• Align talent strategy and field leadership succession planning with the company business objectives by making recommendations, decisions and empower the business to develop their talent needed to support future growth.
• Ensure consistent delivery of core HR processes through close partnership with the operational business leaders; inclusive of annual performance reviews, compensation planning, talent reviews focused on succession planning, employee growth and development, and organizational health priorities.
• Drive and foster collaboration with Restaurant Support Center and Field HR teams on people initiatives; through project resource allocation, stakeholder management, the development of initiatives & programs (from design, communication cascade, implementation, and delivery), and facilitation of feedback on HR initiatives. 
• Analyze, monitor, and utilize internal/external HR metrics and trends (including data on retention, employee experience, employee relations cases, promotion rates, etc.) to make data driven decisions and create systemic improvements recommendations with partnership with HR centers of excellence, in order to reframe challenges and identify solutions.
• Champion Chipotle’s culture and operations of view across other key stakeholders in the organization (including but not limited to Operations, Technology, Legal, Communications) by representing the Field People Experience Team in cross-functional program, process and project management.
• Partner with Operations and business leaders to consult on HR-related matters (such as workforce planning, cost competitiveness, performance management, talent & development management) to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development.
• Promote an organizational climate based on Chipotle’s Values, to deepen the implementation of these values and strengthen employee engagement. Drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization, personally and programmatically.
• Lead the field HRBP team (3-4 direct reports, $5B in revenue), coach HRBPs business partners in career development, leadership, and management practices.


• Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university preferred

• 10+ years of work experience; 7+ years of HR experience; 4+ years of HR leadership experience; previous hospitality experience preferred and/or support of hourly workforce experience.
• Must have strong, consultative experience and project management skills with business leaders/teams within an organization.
• Proven ability to productively influence others and led a team of HR Professionals
• Ability to drive and manage multiple projects to completion with desired outcomes, while also having the ability to be flexible and pivot based on our strategic growth initiatives
• Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills; must be willing to travel within market as needed up to 50%


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


A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $144,000 – $214,000. 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

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 Human Resources Job Posting 03/08/2024 Job Number 24010611

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