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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. 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:

Warehouse Specialist, Full Time - Tonganoxie, KS

About the Job:

Come work with our team at Peruvian Connection in our air conditioned facility as we treat each item ordered by our customers as a special gift. The Warehouse Specialist ensures that items are picked from inventory, matched to the invoice, and given to the packing team. They are also responsible for receipt of new goods into the warehouse inventory bins, replenishing stock as needed, tagging, pulling orders for our retail stores, cleaning carts, and other duties related to the packing, returns and shipping departments.

Requirements:

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

Physical Demands:

  • Regular walking, bending and lifting up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Climbing ladders.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds occassionally.

Schedule is 6:30am to 3:00pm Monday-Friday.

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, Full Time - Tonganoxie, KS

About 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.
  • 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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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