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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.

Open Positions:

Retail Sales Assistant, 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.

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.

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.

Design Internship - Summer 2016

Job Description:

Peruvian Connection Design Development Department is offering a paid internship for Summer 2016.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Must have a talent for fashion, knitwear or textile design, or a strong eye for fashion styling.
  • Photoshop, Excel.
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree level Fashion Design or Textile Design program.
  • Mature and hardworking
  • Available to work 1-2 days/week at the Tonganoxie, Kansas location.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • Provide project support for the KS design team and off-site designers.
  • Ship and receive packages. Log and file samples received.
  • Prepare color palette swatches, yarn swatches, fabric swatches.
  • Maintain organized design materials closet and design room.
  • Organize materials for department meetings and clean up after.
  • Assist with social media.
  • Assist with detailed design review of knitwear samples, document design or color inconsistencies. Select color substitutions as necessary.
  • Assist with product presentation meetings, dress model and organize product as necessary.
  • Participate in Line Review. Organize product & dress models.
  • Participate in Coordinates Week meetings. Styling product & dressing models. Assist cleanup.
  • Assist with product presentation meetings, dress model and organize product as necessary.
  • Participate in Catalog Design Day, organize outfits in page order.

What We Do: a celebration of art, culture and the fabric of human existence.

Since 1976, Peruvian Connection has been dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of luxurious textile designs from all over the world. Every garment in our collection is completely original and most are crafted exclusively for Peruvian Connection. Our studio of talented designers creates everything from scratch-from the seasonal color palettes and custom dyes to the drawings and patterns. These intricate nit and woven designs are brought beautifully to life by highly skilled Andean artisans-craftswomen whose textile tradition goes back millennia. The gorgeous knit and woven pieces are made from luxury fibers native to the Andes-silky soft alpaca and Peruvian pima cotton. Although the core design inspiration springs from Peru, our varied collections celebrate ethnographic textiles from cultures all over the world.

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.

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