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Careers

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. 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. 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.

Open Positions:

Order Processing Specialist, Full Time - Tonganoxie, KS

About the Job:

Responsible for ensuring that customer order payments are appropriately processed, prepare and monitor order processing reports, work with international order processing, and coordinate a variety of customer and employee order-related duties, including gift cards, shipping and mailing, discounts, and banking.

Essential Functions:

  • Process all credit card transactions with credit card processor, including charges and refunds.
  • Review daily reports from credit card processor and make appropriate journal entries to record transactions.
  • Monitor batches and individual orders in the system to ensure that orders receive proper resolution.
  • Generate gift cards and merchandise credits for customers.
  • Deposit checks daily and process related mail orders received from customers.
  • Process refund checks to customers.
  • Learn details of the system used to process orders so that you can handle a wide variety of functions within the system that facilitate order processing, shipping and inventory.
  • Responsible for tracking all receipts and disbursements that go through petty cash.
  • Process express orders and remote ship orders that originate at store locations but are processed here in the corporate headquarters.
  • Void, correct or adjust inventory pick slips generated in the warehouse when needed.
  • Adjust shipping on orders or process miscellaneous debits or credits to customers when requested by Customer Service.
  • Make a daily run to post office and occasional errands to the bank.
  • Adjust inventory when needed to correct errors and enter physical inventory counts during annual inventory.
  • Document and monitor fraudulent customers and checks received.
  • Serve as a backup for a variety of other functions within the department.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as requested by the Order Processing Supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Minimum two years of bookkeeping experience or work in an accounting area.
  • Credit card processing or receivables work is a plus.
  • Knowledge of processing of customer orders for a catalog/web company is a plus.
  • Experience with checks and cash within a financial or retail industry is a plus.
  • Integrity and trustworthiness with funds and credit information.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic bookkeeping skills.
  • Able to work with others in a respectful manner.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new systems.

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.

Front End Web Developer, Full Time - Tonganoxie, KS

About the Job:

This position enables you to be a key player in each season’s digital launch of the Peruvian Connection line of original and artisan-inspired knitwear, fashion and accessory designs. You will manage the online seasonal collection for our US, UK and German Ecommerce websites, ensuring consistency with the vision and style inspiration guides, all while maintaining web best practices. In a company our size, you’ll have the opportunity to actively contribute to the overall direction of the website by providing ideas to improve both visual design and user experience.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for front-end HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery and content administration through the site’s admin tool.
  • Coding/building, testing and implementing new features and applications for the site.
  • Execute usability experiments and A/B testing experiments utilizing tools inherent to our Ecommerce platform.
  • Assist in developing QA test scripts for day-to-day and project implementations.
  • Ensure appropriate Google Analytics tags are implemented on the site and marketing campaign assets are properly tagged.
  • Assist with executing special projects and identifying business requirements.
  • Work closely with the Director of Ecommerce Operations to identify process gaps, necessary execution details, and realistic deliverables for seasonal, promotional and ad hoc production schedules.
  • Work in close collaboration with the internal design team in order to execute the creative vision online.
  • Work with cross-functional departments and vendors to execute site enhancements.
  • Play an important role during site upgrades/reimplementations.

Requirements:

  • Relevant degree required – Associate's or Bachelor's.
  • At least 3-5 years of related work experience in an Ecommerce environment, preferably omnichannel retail.
  • Fluent in HTML5, CSS3, Dreamweaver, InDesign, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop and MS Office (Advanced in Excel). Experience with Java frameworks, Eclipse and SVN a huge plus.
  • Fluent with Responsive design and responsive coding.
  • Experience with a major Ecommerce platform and content administration systems. MarketLive/Kibo exposure a plus.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Results-driven approach, with track record of consistently meeting project timelines and overcoming obstacles, and a strong desire to drive systematic, optimized outcomes through testing.
  • Experience designing and delivering high-performance UX and UI.
  • Strong design sense, including an understanding of typography and layout.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a small team environment.
  • Great oral and written communication skills.

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.

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

The Right Person for Peruvian Connection:

  • Delivers 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.
  • Helps to ensure the success of the store by making sales goals and effectively merchandising the store as directed.

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.

We value diversity and inclusion.

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.

Retail Sales Associate, Full-Time and Part-Time - Washington, DC

The Right Person for Peruvian Connection:

  • Delivers 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.
  • Helps to ensure the success of the store by making sales goals and effectively merchandising the store as directed.

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.

We value diversity and inclusion.

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.

Retail Sales Associate, Full-Time and Part-Time - Boston, MA

The Right Person for Peruvian Connection:

  • Delivers 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.
  • Helps to ensure the success of the store by making sales goals and effectively merchandising the store as directed.

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.
  • Is able to work weekends and some holidays.

We value diversity and inclusion.
Pay: $13.00 per hour.

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.

Packing Specialist, Part-Time - Tonganoxie, KS

Come work with our great team in our air conditioned facility as we treat each item ordered by our customers as a specially wrapped gift! Openings available for three, days per week, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The packing specialist is responsible for matching product to the invoice, steaming or pressing clothing, choosing the correct packing materials, folding garments, wrapping and packaging garments, and sending packages to shipping.

Our company offers signature artisan knitwear, a range of romantic dresses, superbly tailored outerwear and unique handcrafted accessories, all exclusively designed for and by Peruvian Connection. Employees can take advantage of generous discounts of these unique products.

Requirements Include:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Working well in a team environment and following instructions.
  • Effective reading skills.

Physical Demands Include:

  • Regular walking, bending and lifting up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Standing most of the shift.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds occassionally.

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.

Customer Service Specialist, Part-Time - Tonganoxie, KS

Join our unique team of specialists who provide outstanding service to Peruvian Connection’s clients. As a customer service specialist, you would answer inbound calls to assist customers with the placement of orders and various service requests. For example, you might:

  • Assist customers with fashion inquiries regarding the garments and fashion accessories featured in our catalogs.
  • Advise the customer of order delivery status.
  • Answer questions regarding item and sizing information.
  • Track the delivery of customer orders.
  • Update account information.
  • Process catalog mail requests.

We pride ourselves on investing in education and training so that our sales and service associates are familiar with the fibers, colors, textiles and silhouettes presented in each catalog. Our specialists provide more than just order placement – they are able to help customers understand the value of each special Peruvian Connection item.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Minimum of one year customer service experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving and ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Accurate keyboard skills.
  • Basic math skills.

We value diversity and inclusion.

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.

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