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The Head of Ethics and Compliance will lead compliance initiatives required to ensure that Chipotle complies with applicable law and the Chipotle Code of Conduct. The Head of Ethics and Compliance will further ensure that all of Chipotle’s compliance efforts are effective, represent legal, common-sense solutions, and remain consistent with Chipotle’s unique people culture.
Responsibilities In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Implementation and oversight of Chipotle’s Compliance Program, including maintaining and revising policies and procedures to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct or other conduct inconsistent with the Chipotle Code of Conduct.
Working with existing departments, including the Compliance team within People Support, the Accounting Center team, and Chipotle’s in-house and outside legal teams, to guide and support their compliance-related activities.
Working with the Training Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers
Collaborating with other departments (e.g., SSR, Internal Audit, People Support, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with Chipotle’s legal counsel as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.
Researching new and existing laws, regulations, policies, and industry standards and identify existing and emerging business practice issues and risks to Chipotle.
Responding to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and the Code of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures in consultation with Chipotle’s General Counsel and the Chief Financial Officer or other appropriate member of senior management.
Acting as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
Identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; developing/implementing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and providing general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Providing reports on a regular basis to keep Chipotle’s General Counsel, Board and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
Identifying high priority allegations and problematic trends, and taking swift effective steps to make necessary changes and improvements.
Assisting with the institution and maintenance of an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Respectful Workplace Hotline; (b) heightened awareness of the Code of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
Collaborating with the Field
Working closely with Field Operations to ensure that compliance-related rollouts, initiatives, and processes are understood and implemented effectively, quickly, and accurately.
The ideal candidate will:
Simultaneously own Chipotle’s Compliance Program and advance Chipotle’s unique people culture.
Believe that clear communication, organization, and timeliness are essential.
Collaborate effectively with others, including attorneys, consultants, and subject matter advisors.
Be driven to serve our restaurants and support teams and have a “customer service” attitude.
Be a natural leader and diligent learner.
Embrace the scope of Chipotle’s vast compliance responsibilities.
Be a licensed attorney in at least one U.S. state with a minimum of 3 years of directly relevant compliance-related experience, or if not a licensed attorney, have at least 7 years of directly relevant compliance-related experience.
When Chipotle first opened, the idea was simple: show that food served fast didn't have to be a "fast-food"? experience. We use high-quality raw ingredients and classic cooking methods, serve in a distinctively designed atmosphere, and provide an exceptional customer experience—features more frequently found in the world of fine dining. As a fast-growing company, we’re always looking for new peopl...e to join our team. We provide real opportunity for advancement and a fun, exciting work environment.