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Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement

Company: Sourcing Industry Group
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

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'll join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.
The Sr. Manager will lead and manage a team that is responsible for collaborating/coordinating on all facets of Sourcing activities for indirect restaurant supplies, services, and NRO equipment across the Company ($600M+ of spend annually). The role will also lead the Procure-to-pay team responsible for PO execution. The focus of this role is to work with stakeholders from each business area to make smart sourcing decisions in selecting external vendors to maximize the value in investments, to mitigate risks through smart contract negotiations, and find cost savings opportunities. This position requires excellent communication and service mentality as the Sr Manager will be responsible for interfacing with Global & Local Sourcing/Marketing/Finance/Business Unit clients on a regular basis. This person will also recommend and set procurement strategies/priorities for their team and provide thought leadership on procurement/sourcing strategies regarding operations, processes, and infrastructure improvements.
What You'll Do
In addition to following Chipotle's policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as an escalation point for direct reports and facilitate resolutions for complex problems. Take the lead when necessary to communicate to senior leadership.
Lead and manage ad hoc high-profile projects and those that fall outside of the teams' responsibilities in order to support the needs of the business
Develop sourcing strategies to unlock future savings opportunities. Work with team to build and refresh the roadmap for indirect, services, and NRO equipment. Set objectives (SMART goals) for individual team members and review with them regularly
Develop and manage various business stakeholder relationships within the indirect spend categories and ensure procurement involvement in projects that utilize outside partners
Serve as a mentor for team members and support team development activities to broaden skill set to support future sourcing projects/initiatives
Follow the stage gate process and engage with XP partners to bring new products, services, and equipment in the business
Build strategy to meet NRO targets in both quantity and spend.
Engage with XF partners to communicate strategy, highlight risk, and build alignment on execution.
Develop the capabilities within to team to scale NROs over time
Host business reviews with suppliers, develop and set KPIs with team for suppliers, and hold suppliers accountable
What You'll Bring To The Table
To perform this job successfully, you'll need to be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Finance (MBA Preferred)
5-8 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing or Procurement
Value generation/Savings/ROI This will require bringing senior executives together from different Segment to develop common interests and strategies.
Develop and implement tools to allow rigorous cost and market analysis to be completed by the Sourcing professionals
Ensure consistent application of procurement processes across constituent groups
Develop, implement, monitor, and report performance measures that demonstrate value and ensure supplier performance
Build and maintain relationships with key Segment/Functional executives to ensure full understanding and support for sourcing & procurement initiatives
Track, and report savings, spending compliance and variances: communicate results with the Director, Head of Supply Chain, and selected stakeholders
Perform supplier performance reviews and supplier compliance audits in conjunction with the business as appropriate
Build/establish strategic relationships with key suppliers.
Serve as a business partner to Segment/Functional key stakeholders by identifying their critical business requirements and providing procurement services to meet/exceed their expectations
Provide rigorous cost and market analysis following the models established by Strategic Sourcing focusing on the total cost of ownership
Prepare for and execute clear, structured negotiations following the Strategic Sourcing process
Identify, develop, and deploy best practice supplier management, procurement and Category management practices
Drive internal skill/capability development to broaden and build staff skill sets
Manage 3 direct reports that support the indirect sourcing category
Able to demonstrate Strong knowledge of Category Management framework (analysis, strategy, implementation, measurement) and proven experience in creating category strategies
Demonstrate the ability to exceed the demands of various internal stakeholders across multiple business units and regions
Demonstrate the ability to work strategically and develop strong business cases for change
Detailed and structured cost/financial analysis experience
Strong negotiation skills with an ability to influence clients at all levels in the organization
Demonstrated capability to build/sustain high performance teams
Ability to perform proficient data analysis, financial analysis, superior communication and presentation skills, negotiation skills, influencing skills.
Understanding of procurement process: spend analysis, opportunity identification, RFI/RFP process, stakeholder management, negotiations, and contracting
Supply chain management related certification: CPIM, CPSM, CSCP, six sigma, etc.
Who We Are
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 $143,000 to $210,000. 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.
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