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Senior Analyst, Indirect Procurement

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Senior Analyst, Indirect Procurement (22035740)



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.



Under supervision, the Senior Procurement Analyst's primary responsibility is to serve as the liaison between internal customers and vendors. Lead various procurement projects that include areas of purchasing, contracting, sourcing, and supply management. Manage the procurement of assigned category within indirect procurement, making sure vendors are meeting chipotle's product standards, delivery schedules and other service level requirements.



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

  • Monitor supplier performances, make recommendations, and influence stakeholders for additions/deletions from supplier pool as appropriate. 
  • Provide suppliers with feedback and help to identify continuous improvement projects.
  • With Manager, develop and implement strategy for effective contract and supply negotiations to ensure lowest total cost at right quality
  • For assigned projects: participate, and lead in planning meetings and product evaluations with all stakeholders and recommend potential changes
  • Perform category analysis, assisting in development of strategies, presenting to stakeholders, and implementing to minimize supply chain risk
  • Gain and demonstrate knowledge on underlying supply markets and understand pricing impacts
  • Identify and put in place appropriate SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) interventions including supplier management activities around supplier reviews and ensure the contracts continues to be robust
  • Keep a watchful eye on the market, environment and the changing needs of the business and identify when action is needed in response to any change in their category
  • With Manager, maintain stakeholder relationships, and be accountable for resulting business performance




  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university.
  • M.B.A. preferred
  • 3-5 years of Strategic Sourcing/Procurement experience required
  • Supply chain management related certification: CPIM, CPSM, CSCP, six sigma, etc. preferred.
  • Moderate skills in Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to perform proficient to moderate data analysis, financial analysis, superior communication, and presentation skills.
  •  Moderate skills in negotiation and influencing.
  • Understanding of procurement process: spend analysis, opportunity identification, RFI/RFP process, stakeholder management, negotiations, and contracting
  • Contribute to, and assist in executing against, sourcing strategies for assigned category
  • Understand spend across assigned categories
  • Develop sourcing hypothesis and strategies to help maximize company objectives
  • Work with cross-functional teams to validate, implement, and achieve sourcing goals.
  • Measure value captured, monitor and report on performance 
  • Work with business stakeholder groups to identify needs, and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), or contract renewals, and advise on vendor price, quality, availability, reliability, and support
  • Work with Legal to develop and review contract terms and conditions for suppliers and advise internal business stakeholders 
  • Lead moderately complex negotiations with vendors, on behalf of stakeholders and Chipotle, to unlock and maximize supplier value
  • Manage and be a point of contact for supplier relationships focusing on supply risk mitigation, contract compliance, and cost fluctuations
  • Study market trends and conditions, supply markets and changes, and use results to enable Chipotle’s strategic objectives
  • Work with other Supply Chain functions and assist in managing Chipotle DC product cost, inventory, and logistics
  • Assist in developing fact-based negotiation strategies and conduct negotiations with vendors to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership


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 $72,000 to $97,000. 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 Purchasing and Supply Chain Job Posting Dec. 19, 2022 Job Number 22035740

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