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Supplier Food Safety Technologist - Newport Beach, CA


Supplier Food Safety Technologist (21024386)



The primary objective of the Food Safety Quality Assurance Department is to support our restaurants by assuring the safest and highest quality foods and ensuring a sustainable, safe, and cost-effective supply from farm to restaurant. This position will be part of a team responsible for assuring the foods we purchase meet our standards and exceed our expectations. The department is empowered to proactively seek new ideas and to grow the sustainable practices of Chipotle suppliers with increased transparency throughout the supply chain.

As a member of Chipotle's Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) team, the Supplier Food Safety Technologist helps ensure the safety and quality of fresh produce ingredients throughout Chipotle's supply chain network. This position conducts on-site assessments of growers, packinghouses, processors, and distribution centers to evaluate risk and ensure ongoing compliance with Chipotle FSQA expectations. The Supplier Food Safety Technologist also works with cross-functional teams such as supply chain, logistics, and culinary to evaluate new potential products and/or suppliers, providing technical feedback on capabilities and risk. This role requires travel 50%-75% of the time


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

  • Assuring the food safety and quality of existing fresh produce ingredients by evaluating supplier food safety programs and verifying compliance with Chipotle FSQA requirements.
  • Performing on-site assessments to evaluate risk throughout all nodes of the fresh produce supply chain, including but not limited to growers, packinghouses, processing facilities, cooling operations, and distribution centers. This includes verification of identified corrective actions.
  • Partnering with supply chain and culinary teams to evaluate new potential suppliers and growers.
  • Partner with supply chain and logistics teams to disposition non-conforming products at distribution centers.
  • Creating and evaluating ingredient risk assessments and supplier improvement plans.


  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or related technical field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the food/agriculture industry performing activities directly related to food safety (FSQA, auditing, product development, etc.).
  • Advanced HACCP certification preferred.
  • Lead Assessor Training (ISO 9000 or ISO 22000) is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel 50% - 75% of the time.
  • Must have experience writing technical reports.
  • Must have familiarity with various types of fresh produce facilities, and be comfortable providing technical guidance on process controls and operations.


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 2,850 restaurants as of June 30, 2021, 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



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