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FSQA Manager, Produce

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
FSQA Manager, Produce (24019846)



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 Produce FSQA Manager, you will help to ensure that all fresh produce ingredients for Chipotle restaurants in the U.S. and Canada are grown, harvested, packed, and processed in accordance with Chipotle Food Safety and Quality standards.  This position requires 50-60% travel to agricultural areas throughout the United States and on occasion, internationally. Along with the Sr. Manager, develop and lead 2nd party audit program, create strategies to reduce risks at each node of the produce supply chain. This person will also mentor and train analysts, lead and maintain internal Chipotle produce food safety and quality programs, mitigate quality issues, and build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.




  • Conduct routine visits to produce supplier operations and assist in improving supplier programs.
  • Develop and calibrate 2nd party audit programs.
  • Proactively work with suppliers to reduce quality issues thus improving guest and restaurant team member experience.
  • Stay abreast with current trends in the produce industry and provide detailed recommendations pertaining to CMG produce and procedures to mitigate risk.
  • Assist Sr. Manager to cross train analysts, playing a critical role in making the produce team a well-rounded team and focused team.
  • Lead Supplier Scorecard Program
  • Hold analysts accountable for keeping internal programs updated (lGFSI List, restaurant food quality reporting trends, Approved Master Supplier List, CAPA, FSVP and Import Alert Updates, DC Inspection Protocols, Risk Assessments, and others as assigned)
  • Proactively identify potential trends in quality issues based on historical data and weather patterns, engage with suppliers and DCs to proactively mitigate quality issues by providing actionable data.
  • Assists on report generation, KPI creation, and presentations for the team. 




  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Food Microbiology or related technical field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in food/agriculture industry performing activities directly related to food safety (Auditing, quality inspections, FSQA initiatives, development and implementation of new programs, etc.)
  • Strategic thinker, ability to navigate difficult conversations, relationship building with internal and external stakeholders, mentor team members, ability to identify gaps in current programs and elevate the programs to the next level.
  • Self-starter, familiar with major produce suppliers and DCs in MX and USA, have existing relationship with industry professionals and professional groups such as LGMA, etc…
  • Familiar working with FDA, USDA, State and local agencies.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and implement programs that improve food safety and quality monitoring.
  • Ability to analyze data, perform statistical analysis, proficient in MS Office.




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 $98,000 – 130,000. 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 Quality Assurance Job Posting 07/02/2024 Job Number 24019846

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