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Lead Data Scientist, Data Analytics

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Lead Data Scientist, Data Analytics (22013989)



The Lead Data Scientist will drive internal data analytics projects serving all areas of the company. Investigations will vary from short preliminary explorations to deeper, longer-term studies. The mandate for the analytics organization is to provide insights, not data. The work entails going deep in any/multiple given area(s) of the business such as digital, people experience, loyalty, customer satisfaction etc. and mining for insights. This will require the lead Data Scientist to work through the full cycle of the project from inception to development to presenting findings to cross functional stakeholders from finance, operations, marketing, digital product etc. Scope of work will vary from reviewing different cuts of the data to developing segmentation using supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms and building forecasting and predictive models using regression and other machine learning techniques. Story telling using the right visualization to lead clarity to presentation is a big part of the role.


The lead data scientist is also expected to keep themselves updated with the latest and greatest happening in the field of data science. They will mentor junior members on the team and lead the way in developing frameworks, exploring new techniques and helping architect the vision and roadmap of the data science function along with the Director of Enterprise Analytics



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

  • Storytell using the right visualization to stakeholders across org
  • Use SQL to query a relational or cloud-based data environment
  • Use Python/R to perform data wrangling and creating a dataset ready for analyses, modeling, reporting or visualization
  • Use statistical techniques such as hypothesis testing, clustering, regression modeling, machine learning applications
  • Work with vendors to perform POCs and move the analytics function ahead by researching new tools, techniques and improve team abilities
  • Collaborate with rest of the enterprise analytics team and the broader data and BI team to work on organizational initiatives and help a junior member on the team
  • Mentor junior members on the team on defining the problem and helping them layout the method to develop the analysis
  • Assist the Director of Enterprise Analytics in laying out the vision and roadmap of Enterprise Analytics
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) in Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics or any related field from 4-year college or university.
  • 8+ years of experience in Data Scientist/Predictive Modeler preferably from retail/restaurant vertical.
  • Be skilled in: Python/R, SQL, Supervised and Unsupervised learning methods including (but not limited to) clustering, regression, SVM and other machine learning methods. Proficient with MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook
  • Preferred Skills: Sales/Demand forecasting, incorporating developed models and algorithms into digital products.
  • Individual contributor that works with stakeholders to identify opportunities and develops hypotheses. Queries the database using SQL, wrangles data to research data and present findings, builds algorithms, automates processes using Python/R. Uses modeling and other advanced statistical techniques as necessary. participates in peer review of models developed and has experience operationalizing models into a production environment

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 has 3,000 restaurants as of February 16, 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 2021 lists for Forbes' America's Best Employers and Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With nearly 102,000 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 Information Technology Job Posting May. 06, 2022 Job Number 22013989

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