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Risk Manager

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Risk Manager (21009076)



Risk Manager oversees, manages and provides strategic guidance and decision making on general liability claims and litigation, working closely with Chipotle's third party administrator and outside counsel, to reduce risk and liability.  


  • Manage and provide strategic guidance and decision making on general liability claims and litigation. This involves: 
    • Reviewing First Report of Injury for General Liability/Auto/Property. 
    • Strategizing regarding claims handing and reviewing and approving reserves.   
    • Working with the adjusters and other departments (e.g. Property Management team and Company Car Team) to gather information, documentation, statements, etc., needed to investigate and resolve claims.
  • Working closely with the TPA to assign outside counsel and making decisions on litigated claims.  
  • Attend mediations and hearings. Participate in trials and give depositions as needed.
  • Lead quarterly claims reviews with the TPA for General Liability/Auto/Property.
  • Work with Operations, Facilities and other departments to ensure issues are corrected relative to claims. Participate in reviewing and updating policies and procedures. Participate in reviewing new food/product rollouts.
  • Participate in weekly claims reviews with our TPA and evaluate reports provided by same.
  • Handle customer complaints that are sent from Officers and high-profile cases, often communicating directly with customers.


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university
  • 5 - 8 years’ work experience in related field (legal or risk management, managing complex case load)
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize multiple projects and priorities
  • Analytical and strategic thinker who is able to cross-collaborate and communicate with various parties effectively 
  • Experience handling claims and experience working within a large organization 

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 2,750 restaurants as of December 31, 2020, 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. With nearly 88,000 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. Steve Ells, founder, first opened Chipotle with a single restaurant in Denver, Colorado in 1993. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



Food served fast doesn’t have to be a typical fast food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We're changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you'll 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 Legal Job Posting Mar. 25, 2021 Job Number 21009076

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