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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:

Assistant to Design Development - Tonganoxie, KS

The Role:

Peruvian Connection has an excellent opportunity available in our Design Department for an Assistant to Design Development. The position is responsible for providing support to designers, materials libraries, selection and coordination of each collection, photo shoots, product care handling information, and social media collateral. Duties include:

Responsibilities to designers, development and materials:

  • Provide support for design team and contract designers, including design logs, sales reports, shipping and design scanning.
  • Responsible for organization, distribution and storage of design materials – garments, yarns, swatches, fabrics, and notions.
  • Maintain a clean and organized sample closet. Manage product reorganization at beginning and end of season.
  • Assist with yarn palette, chart organization and distribution of yarn balls and swatches for knitwear development.
  • Manage, organize and update materials in textile libraries.

Support for selection and coordination of the collection:

  • Participate in meetings, documentation, execution, setup, event and collection edit for design events, including:
    • Pre-Line Review
    • Line Review Fashion Show
    • Wovens Meetings
    • Cut & Sew Meetings
    • Fittings
    • Benchmark Meetings
    • Incalpaca Meetings
    • Coordinates Week Meetings
    • Pre-Styleout Accessory Set-up
    • Styleout
    • Catalog Design Meeting

Responsibilities for photo samples and photo shoots:

  • Assist with photo sample checks, product organization, and packing for product accuracy pre-photo shoot.
  • Assist with in-house product silhouette photo shoots. Organize and prep product. Represent design and fit intention.
  • Possible assistance with location photo shoots. Travel with product, prep product and dress models. Represent design and fit intention at shoot.
  • While attending shoots, record and update styling changes. Assist catalog and product coordinator in updating shot sheet prior to Film Review meeting.

Responsibilities related to product handling and product information:

  • Review copy for product accuracy. Attend copy meetings and represent design team.
  • Learn basic details of garment construction and spec process. Be able to answer product detail questions for catalogue and product coordinator and copywriter.

Responsibilities related to social media:

  • Make the primary contributions to PC Pinterest.
  • Additional opportunities to assist with Instagram, etc.

Qualifications:

Required

  • BFA or BS in Design, Apparel, Merchandising or Fine Art
  • Eligible to obtain and renew passport for travel.
  • Basic proficiency in Photoshop, Word and Excel.
  • Must have a design background with strong interest in fashion. Must be able to visualize, judge and describe fashion and silhouette.
  • Must understand the Peruvian Connection brand and the customer.
  • Self-directed, focused and able to prioritize and meet deadlines in a busy and distracting work environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Communications must be accurate, well organized, and clearly understandable.

Preferred

  • Talent for fashion styling, creative approach to color, pattern, proportion is an asset.
  • Fashion retail experience.
  • Experience with color, yarn, knitting, textile and garment construction.

Physical Demands

  • Requires some transporting of crates and suitcases, climbing 5’ ladder to remove and replace crates.
  • Some travel required.

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.

Intern - Social Media - Tonganoxie, KS

The Role:

In collaboration with our Creative, Ecommerce and Design functions, Peruvian Connection is recruiting for an intern who can tell the story of our brand and educate customers about our unique products using digital social platforms, including Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other emerging media. The individual will physically work within the design studio in order to give customers an “insider” view.

Are You:

  • Inquisitive, and naturally curious? We need someone who is proactive and isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Creative, with an eye for both details and an overall point of view?
  • An early adopter, able to spot trends in fashion, décor or marketing?
  • Passionate about social media, with a valued understanding of the use of guidelines?
  • Interested in the fashion industry, with knowledge of the Peruvian Connection customer?
  • Someone with strong spelling and grammar skills?
  • Able to follow process, work collaboratively and receive constructive feedback?

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Understand key messaging pillars of the Peruvian Connection brand.
  • Develop written and visual collateral that helps customers understand what makes PC unique.
  • Create buzz about PC’s 40th anniversary, sharing information with our customers about contests, upcoming catalogs, and events.
  • Spend time understanding how PC products go from a yarn buy to the customer’s hands
  • Choose interesting moments along the way and develop the “story” that helps our customer to understand the value proposition behind our brand.
  • Identify and develop aspirational images and other collateral that will enhance the PC brand for social sharing.

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 Assistant, 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 Assistant, 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.

Customer Service Specialist, Part-Time & Full-Time

Since 1979, 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.

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

We pride ourselves on investing in education and training so that our sales and service associates are more familiar with the fibers, colors, textiles and silhouettes presented in each catalog. Our specialist 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.

Merchandise Planning Analyst

The Job:


An integral role within inventory management, the merchandise planning analyst is responsible for analysis, forecasting, ordering and reporting for our artisan-made, luxury products.


Duties:

  • Inventory Management: Provide information, analysis and support to plan and maintain appropriate inventory levels by item/size/country to support catalog, web and store sales.
  • Forecasting/Purchasing: Placing orders and reorders as requested. Assist with updating delivery information on purchase orders as information is provided by suppliers.
  • Weekly Merchandise Highlights: For the first 8-12 weeks of a catalog, regularly identify and report best selling items and slowest moving items both consolidated and by market (USA and Europe), including % shipped and % returned when applicable.
  • Planning Analysis: Establish reporting that compares current plan to prior season actuals by category with average retail and unit sales comparison.
  • Offer Analysis: Assist in generating reporting that details a post-season analysis of each offer, highlighting unit sales, revenue and margin performance by category, item, sku, page etc.
  • Reporting: Develop regular merchandising reports that track the following: backorder/% of sales by location and warehouse, product mix, returns and net sales analysis.
  • Liquidation
  • Assist with liquidation plans, including sale flyers, web promotions and box stuffers that support sales and pricing objectives.

Qualifications:


  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Operations, or Business from an accredited institution.
  • 2 to 3 years work experience in forecasting, inventory management, retail merchandise planning, demand forecasting, allocation or replenishment.

  • Microsoft Office, including Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of excel and access, and basic knowledge of word and outlook.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong aptitude with numbers, retail math skills, understanding of forecasting methodology.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with other areas of the company, with co-workers and with outside vendors and suppliers.
  • Ability to make recommendations or take appropriate action based on analysis and available data.

Physical Demands


  • Sitting, standing, speaking, writing, typing/keyboarding, visual acuity.
  • Travel – minimal to Kansas City approximately 8 days per year.

About the Company

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.

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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