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 or CV 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.

Open Positions:

Store Manager - New York

The Location:

Our new store at 341 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side opens this summer. This exciting location will enhance our brand alongside its sister stores in Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Santa Fe, and Kansas City. Our locations are truly a celebration of the unique, featuring travel mementos, antique bespoke fixtures and poignant aged photos, making a perfect backdrop for our artisan products.

The Job:

The Store Manager is responsible for recruiting and building talent, driving results and managing operational excellence, and building brand awareness and loyalty in order to deliver consistent positive customer experiences, sales and profitable growth.

  • Ensure 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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with others in the organization and share information about sales, merchandise, technology, quality, and people so that PC can continue to grow as a multi-channel organization.

Job Responsibilities:

Sales and Budget
  • Develop daily, weekly and month sales goals for store.
  • Meet or exceed sales plans.
  • Actively coach employees regarding customer interactions and how to turn those conversations into sales.
Merchandise and Visual Standards
  • Develop weekly plans for stock receipt and movement.
  • Ensure that appropriate visual standards are met.
  • Communicate regularly with inventory management or divisional management regarding merchandise trends.
People
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years related management experience, upscale brand preferred.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Qualified applicants please apply by emailing your resumé to hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Retail Sales Assistant - Washington, DC

Job Description:

When you purchase something from Peruvian Connection, not only are you choosing a beautifully crafted piece of clothing, you're also helping to preserve a remarkable and ancient cultural tradition. We were founded on the desire to promote and perpetuate Andean and other artisan textile traditions through our original, luxury fiber collections. Whether it's a simple t-shirt or a stunning art knit, we use only the finest and most luxurious fibers in creating our seasonal collections. To learn more about us, take a look at our exciting product and proud history at www.peruvianconnection.com.

Join us working in our beautiful flagship store, which is located in the Penn Quarter area of DC, right near both the Metro Center and the Chinatown metro lines. Enjoy free use of fitness facilities in the building in which the store is located, along with the opportunity to take your lunch to the exclusive rooftop garden.

We are looking for a part-time associate who can be passionate about our line of exceptional clothing, accessories and home decor which feature authenticity of design, artisan detail, quality of materials and unique, contemporary silhouettes.

The right person for this job will have the ability provide the highest level of customer care and service. This individual will develop in-depth product knowledge and be able to increase sales with suggestive selling by actively engaging each customer.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of six months retail experience - luxury brand preferred
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to learn in-depth product knowledge
  • Able to work flexible hours, including days, weekends and some holidays

Compensation: $12.00 per hour

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to hr@peruvianconnection.com.

Packing Specialist

Job Description:

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! 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.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Work well in a team environment and follow instructions.
  • Effective reading skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing most of the shift.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular bending and walking.
  • Schedule: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to hr@peruvianconnection.com.

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