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Director, Planning

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Director, Planning (22018124)



The Director of Planning is responsible for leading all demand planning, supply planning and customer service activities within the matrixed Business Unit Organization and for overseeing all planning processes across categories. In addition, they need to integrate with the rest of the central supply chain group. This individual works with the representatives of the supply chain organization within the categories, who have a dual reporting relationship to them and the manager of each category team. Further they will oversee the demand planning, supply planning and be responsible for adherence to schedule and inventory as well as customer service rates and metrics such as inventory days and total dollars or tons. This individual is expected to bring world-class best practices in the area of supply chain management and Sales and Operations Planning Management



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

  • Lead the development of strategies to improve and enhance the integrated supply chain
  • Represent the supply chain across the category teams by leading the category planning managers
  • Lead the development of strategies to improve inventory quantities and achieve corporate working capital objectives
  • Reach consensus and alignment across category leadership on topics related to the management of the supply chain planning and sales operations planning process
  • Develop and maintain roadmap for implementing advance planning systems
  • Create or adapt any necessary reporting by working with IT team and the Supply Chain Center of Excellence
  • Integrate inventory analytics into the Business Unit teams and meeting cadence
  • Create a culture of constant metric evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate in building capabilities for supply chain network evaluations and capacity planning
  • Provide direction to the supply planning and demand planning modelers that report to him within the supply chain team
  • Determine areas of focus for inventory reduction and service improvement



  • B.A./B.S. in Engineering or Supply Chain related field
  • 8+ years of experience with Supply Chain
  • 5-8 years of supervisory experience
  • Six Sigma, APICS or other related professional certification preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of supply planning and integration
  • Experience in internal and external capacity planning
  • Proven skills leading people and cross-functional organizations
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of ERP/Planning Systems
  • Superior Excel skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience specific to food service or restaurant industries
  • Using a computer, maintaining a flexible schedule, ability to connect different functions to one another, key decision making capabilities with ambiguous data


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

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

Job Purchasing and Supply Chain Job Posting Jun. 10, 2022 Job Number 22018124

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