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About Peruvian Connection

Since 1976, Peruvian Connection has made ethnographic textiles the point of reference for its artisan-made, luxury fiber collections. In addition to the label’s signature knitwear, it offers a range of romantic dresses, superbly tailored outerwear and unique handcrafted accessories, all exclusively designed by and for Peruvian Connection.

Mission

By leveraging the potential of multi-channel marketing, we seek to promote and perpetuate Andean and other artisan textile traditions through our original, luxury fiber collections.

  • We will maintain a position of leadership within the niche of Peruvian luxury fibers of alpaca and pima cotton with our unique, original designs.
  • We will stay competitive in the global marketplace by remaining true to our artisan textile design base, while embracing innovation and fashion trend.
  • We will provide our customers with products of superior design, construction, fit and quality within the context of the highest level of customer and employee service.

Benefits

We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefit package including health, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, employee assistance program, vacation, a generous 401k and profit sharing program, and fabulous product discounts. Peruvian Connection works with employees to balance schedules between work and home. We value diversity and collaboration.

Who We Are

International Offices

USA: Located in Tonganoxie, Kansas, our worldwide headquarters are still located on the family farm, with the corporate offices housed in a remodeled barn more than 100 years old. "The Farm" is near the Kansas City metro, a vibrant city with beautiful residential areas, wonderful shopping and dining, and a diverse group of major employers. Kiplinger Magazine has rated Kansas City as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live.

In Tonganoxie, we employ individuals in our design, inventory management, service and call center, warehouse and order fulfillment, creative, finance, ecommerce and administrative areas, and provide support for customers throughout the world. Our New York City design office employs a staff dedicated to creating our unique collection of woven merchandise.

UK: The European operation began in 1995, serving just the UK, and moving to the larger premises at Goring-on-Thames in 1999 as the business grew to accommodate the company entering the German market. The Goring operation employs dozens of people and consists of a call centre with English and German-speaking staff as well as a warehouse and order fulfillment operation which serves our primary European markets.

Peru: Our office in Lima, Peru works closely with our vendors in the development of our textiles and the production of our unique merchandise, as well as the assurance of its quality.

Stores

Visit our beautiful Store locations for more information about each retail store. We are periodically recruiting for store manager, assistant manager and retail store associate positions.

Application Process

To apply for a position at any of our locations, including stores, send your resume, CV and/or a completed application to hr@peruvianconnection.com and tell us how your interests and abilities fit with the Peruvian Connection mission. We are always interested in talented individuals whose passion for their craft is an integral part of who they are, who have a deep respect for collaboration with others, and who believe in the concept of quality, artisan-made products and processes.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Open Positions:

Accountant, Full-Time - Tonganoxie, KS

About the Job:

We have an opening for a bright Accountant with several years of experience that is interested in continuing to grow in his/her career. This position will work extensively with senior level accountants and the CFO on a wide variety of general accounting functions.

Responsibilities Include:

Month end closing work is an important function in this position.

  • Perform detail monthly reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger for a variety of accounts.
  • Prepare and upload journal entries to the general ledger.
  • Analyze account activity for a variety of accounts and document discrepancies and trends noted.
  • Reconcile several complex bank accounts monthly.
  • Work with credit card receivables reconciliations; customer deposit reconciliations; credit card chargebacks; reconciliations with credit card processor; daily balancing of retail store locations; etc.
  • Prepare numerous year end schedules for auditors and various ad hoc schedules as needed.

Assist senior accountants with sales tax and unclaimed property compliance.

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly/quarterly sales tax returns, including running reports needed; working online to upload information; assisting with support work for returns; and preparing sales tax returns.
  • Assist with periodic filings for unclaimed property, including mailings to customers and tracking of responses regarding unclaimed property; directing write offs and processing needed in the system; and working online to report information to various states.

Other

  • Serve as backup position for a variety of accounting functions.
  • Document processes and suggest improvements to automate and streamline.
  • Work on a variety of projects that arise within the Accounting Department.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • Four or more years accounting, auditing or tax experience required.
  • Experience working with accounting software required.
  • General accounting experience, including general ledger work and reconciliations required.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Experience with sales taxes and/or unclaimed property preferred.
  • Experience with currency translations preferred.
Skills Required:
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to think analytically.
  • Ability to accurately perform detail oriented tasks.
  • Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member with other in Accounting Department.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to hr@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to hr@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Assistant Store Manager - Aspen, CO

About the Store:

Join the team at the Peruvian Connection store soon to be located at 250 South Mill Street in Aspen! Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, accessories and home décor to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands, and is today the proprietor of seven full-line retail locations in the US and London. As an omni-channel retailer, we are one of the few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention paid to superb fit.

Peruvian Connection's roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work. Our customer demographic identifies with and appreciates this. Brand research tells us that she is also interested in the arts, reading, travel, education, fitness, and above all, authenticity.

About the Job:

Assist the store manager in ensuring the success of the store by driving sales, managing expenses, leading and developing people, coordinating merchandise and marketing efforts, and leveraging technology to accomplish goals.

Duties:

Merchandise and Visual Standards
  • Understand the daily, weekly and month sales goals for store. Share goals with all staff members in store manager's absence. Help track progress against goals using a visual method so that all staff are aware.
  • Share responsibility for meeting or exceeding sales plans.
  • Assist with the tracking monthly expenses as requested. Ensure that expense budget is not overspent by carefully monitoring supply and other controllable purchases.
  • Actively coach employees regarding customer interactions and how to turn those conversations into sales.
  • Understand weekly plans for stock receipt and movement.
  • Ensure that appropriate visual standards are met.
  • Ensure that catalogs are readily available to customers, and offer transfers and shipments to home whenever needed.
People
  • Assist the store manager to hire, develop and manage a team of individuals who want to be a part of PC's focus on luxury fibers, Artisan quality, and superior design, and are capable of translating that message to the customer.
  • When an opportunity to hire arises, focus team energies on finding talented individuals who can tell our story, are eager to learn, and have a keen eye and ear for the customer's true needs.
  • Treat employees with respect and trust, seeking their input in solutions.
Technology
  • Learn to use PC's systems and equipment. Be curious. Ask for support if you need it.
  • Suggest changes to improve the use of technology whenever possible via your divisional manager.
Market
  • Stay in touch with local neighborhood as delegated by store manager, attending chamber or street events.
  • Set goals for meeting store leadership in an appropriate radius around the store as determined with store manager. Discuss local business trends and build relationships.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Associate's degree preferred.
  • Two ore more years related management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong customer service understanding.
  • Ability to be present, which includes showing up each day, on time, and ready to work; tuning in to other's needs; and displaying a demeanor of professional presence.
  • Nimble learner.
  • Storyteller

We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Retail Sales Associate, Full-Time - Aspen, CO

About the Job:

Join the team at our soon to open location at 250 South Mill Street in Aspen! We are looking for full time associates who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in being part of a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers great benefits, including a generous discount on merchandise.

In business over forty years, Peruvian Connection has made ethnographic textiles the point of reference for its artisan-made, luxury fiber collections. In addition to the label’s signature knitwear, it offers a range of romantic dresses, superbly tailored outerwear and unique handcrafted accessories, all exclusively designed by and for Peruvian Connection. To learn more about us, take a look at our exciting products and proud history on our website, peruvianconnection.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the highest level of customer service so that each customer understands our superior luxury fibers, design, fit, and quality, and develops an ongoing relationship with Peruvian Connection.
  • Help to ensure the success of the store by making sales goals and effectively merchandising the store as directed.
  • Must be able to work early evenings, some weekends and holidays.

A Great Applicant also:

  • Has at least one year of luxury retail experience.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with customers and colleagues. Adjusts communication to fit the audience and the message.
  • Takes personal responsibility for their schedule, actions, and decisions. Shares credit for successes and mistakes when appropriate and in a collaborative manner.
  • Understands the importance of being punctual and present. Uses time wisely, completing tasks throughout the shift while still delivering excellent customer service.
  • Is eager to learn about products, fibers, processes and technology. Listens, asks questions and retains knowledge. Is competent with basic math and accurate with details, such as reconciling invoices to merchandise.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Retail Sales Associate, Part-Time - Aspen, CO

About the Job:

Join the team at our soon to open location at 250 South Mill Street in Aspen! We are looking for part time associates who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in being part of a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers great benefits, including a generous discount on merchandise.

In business over forty years, Peruvian Connection has made ethnographic textiles the point of reference for its artisan-made, luxury fiber collections. In addition to the label’s signature knitwear, it offers a range of romantic dresses, superbly tailored outerwear and unique handcrafted accessories, all exclusively designed by and for Peruvian Connection. To learn more about us, take a look at our exciting products and proud history on our website, peruvianconnection.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the highest level of customer service so that each customer understands our superior luxury fibers, design, fit, and quality, and develops an ongoing relationship with Peruvian Connection.
  • Help to ensure the success of the store by making sales goals and effectively merchandising the store as directed.
  • Must be able to work early evenings, some weekends and holidays.

A Great Applicant also:

  • Has at least one year of luxury retail experience.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with customers and colleagues. Adjusts communication to fit the audience and the message.
  • Takes personal responsibility for their schedule, actions, and decisions. Shares credit for successes and mistakes when appropriate and in a collaborative manner.
  • Understands the importance of being punctual and present. Uses time wisely, completing tasks throughout the shift while still delivering excellent customer service.
  • Is eager to learn about products, fibers, processes and technology. Listens, asks questions and retains knowledge. Is competent with basic math and accurate with details, such as reconciling invoices to merchandise.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Retail Sales Associate, Full-Time & Part-Time - New York, NY

About the Job:

Do you enjoy helping others style their look? Are you often on the lookout for that unique, perfect scarf or sweater that a friend needs to complete an outfit? If so, this job might be for you! We are looking for full-time and part-time associates who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in working within a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers competitive pay, great benefits and a very generous discount on merchandise.

Responsibilities:

The right person for Peruvian Connection will be willing to develop in-depth product knowledge so they can provide it to our customers. They will understand how to identify customer needs, match our products with those needs, finalize the sale and begin a lasting relationship with the customer. They will also be responsible for assisting with merchandise arrival and arrangement, and overall tidiness of the store environment.

A Great Applicant also:

  • Has at least one year of luxury retail experience.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with customers and colleagues. Adjusts communication to fit the audience and the message.
  • Takes personal responsibility for their schedule, actions, and decisions. Shares credit for successes and mistakes when appropriate and in a collaborative manner.
  • Understands the importance of being punctual and present. Uses time wisely, completing tasks throughout the shift while still delivering excellent customer service.
  • Is eager to learn about products, fibers, processes and technology. Listens, asks questions and retains knowledge. Is competent with basic math and accurate with details, such as reconciling invoices to merchandise.

Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Assistant Store Manager - Washington, DC

About the Job:

Assist the store manager in ensuring the success of the store by driving sales, managing expenses, leading and developing people, coordinating merchandise and marketing efforts, and leveraging technology to accomplish goals.

Duties:

Merchandise and Visual Standards
  • Understand the daily, weekly and month sales goals for store. Share goals with all staff members in store manager's absence. Help track progress against goals using a visual method so that all staff are aware.
  • Share responsibility for meeting or exceeding sales plans.
  • Assist with the tracking monthly expenses as requested. Ensure that expense budget is not overspent by carefully monitoring supply and other controllable purchases.
  • Actively coach employees regarding customer interactions and how to turn those conversations into sales.
  • Understand weekly plans for stock receipt and movement.
  • Ensure that appropriate visual standards are met.
  • Ensure that catalogs are readily available to customers, and offer transfers and shipments to home whenever needed.
People
  • Assist the store manager to hire, develop and manage a team of individuals who want to be a part of PC's focus on luxury fibers, Artisan quality, and superior design, and are capable of translating that message to the customer.
  • When an opportunity to hire arises, focus team energies on finding talented individuals who can tell our story, are eager to learn, and have a keen eye and ear for the customer's true needs.
  • Treat employees with respect and trust, seeking their input in solutions.
Technology
  • Learn to use PC's systems and equipment. Be curious. Ask for support if you need it.
  • Suggest changes to improve the use of technology whenever possible via your divisional manager.
Market
  • Stay in touch with local neighborhood as delegated by store manager, attending chamber or street events.
  • Set goals for meeting store leadership in an appropriate radius around the store as determined with store manager. Discuss local business trends and build relationships.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Associate's degree preferred.
  • Two ore more years related management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong customer service understanding.
  • Ability to be present, which includes showing up each day, on time, and ready to work; tuning in to other's needs; and displaying a demeanor of professional presence.
  • Nimble learner.
  • Storyteller

We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@peruvianconnection.com. Please note, Firefox browser users will receive a prompt at the top of the page to download the file in order to complete the form. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Peruvian Connection, please contact Human Resources by phone at 1.913.845.6011 or by email at hr@peruvianconnection.com.

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