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Program Manager

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Program Manager (22032218)




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.



Manages high-visibility and large-scale, complex cross-functional initiatives that target strategic objectives, this role requires a seasoned Program Manager who is comfortable driving efforts across departments and functions, effectively communicating and managing through challenges to deliver expected results. Manages the execution of programs and projects within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope

while minimizing risk and ensuring adherence to established processes and methodologies.



In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, this role has principal accountabilities, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, organizes, and manages large and complex programs.  Leads regular interactions with the executive sponsor, steering committee, and business stake holders to inform, alert, negotiate and maintain a continuing good relationship and shared vision for the program outcome.
  • Makes strategic decisions for the organization specific to the management of scope, budget and schedule across projects and programs.
  • Establishes and ensures appropriate governance functions for the program in accordance with established enterprise policies, leading practices and on behalf of the executive sponsors.
  • Facilitates identification of project/program risks, develops, and assigns responsibility for mitigation actions, manages mitigation plan.
  • Applies comprehensive understanding of concepts within own technical area to design relatively advanced solutions; demonstrates understanding of key business drivers.  Serves as an expert within a technical area and educates others on technical issues.
  • Collaborates with clients, business partners, and transaction center(s) to deliver services.
  • Develops and communicates project management best practices
  • Provides project KPI to drive performance improvements in IT organization
  • Supports the implementation process, leading and/or aligning the efforts of the COE; forges strong partnerships with appropriate constituencies.
  • Delegates tasks to appropriate team members; lends expertise to facilitate effective implementation.
  • Collaborates with clients, business partners, and transaction center(s) to deliver services.
  • Lead project management for cross-functional projects across the entire Digital Marketing team
  • Providing necessary support as Incident Manager On Call (IMOC) as needed




  • Bachelor’s degree in business, technology, or related fields, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Requires 8+ years of relevant experience
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience
  • PMP, ACP, CSM, PgMP certifications preferred



  • Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in program/project management, portfolio management, systems development methodology.
  • Proven understanding of project management methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, Six Sigma, and of SDLC, iterative and related methodologies. 
  • Ability to pull a diverse group of stakeholders with different goals together and facilitate productive discussions.
  • Experience leading, facilitating and integrating high quality projects, including identifying partners and sub-project owners and driving deliverables to timeline.
  • Strong vendor management experience.
  • Ability to multitask and juggle multiple requests and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with integrating APIs and SDKs with technology structure 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong drive to stay organized and move swiftly to accomplish priorities and solve problems.
  • Manages the execution of programs and projects within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope
  • while minimizing risk and ensuring adherence to established processes and methodologies. Provides project support services and training and manages the implementation of project management processes and methodologies




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 over 3,000 restaurants 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




A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $124,000 to $172,000. 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 assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.


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 Nov. 15, 2022 Job Number 22032218

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