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.

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: Our European operation began in 1995, serving just the UK, but soon started serving Germany and other European countries in the years to follow. In early 2019, the UK office relocated to a larger and more modern facility in Didcot, Oxfordshire to support our growing business. The Didcot 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.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES

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.

OPEN POSITIONS:

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and eight retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Do you enjoy helping others style their look? Are you often on the lookout for that unique, perfect scarf or sweater that a friend needs to complete an outfit? If so, this job might be for you! We are looking for Part-Time Retail Sales Associates for our Chicago, IL retail store who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in working within a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers competitive pay, great benefits and a very generous discount on merchandise.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The right person for Peruvian Connection will be willing to develop in-depth product knowledge so they can provide it to our customers. They will understand how to identify customer needs, match our products with those needs, finalize the sale and begin a lasting relationship with the customer. They will also be responsible for assisting with merchandise arrival and arrangement, and overall tidiness of the store environment.

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.

Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@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.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, accessories and home décor to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands, and is today the proprietor of eight full-line retail locations in the US and London. As an omni-channel retailer, we are one of the few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention paid to superb fit.

Peruvian Connection's roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work. Our customer demographic identifies with and appreciates this. Brand research tells us that she is also interested in the arts, reading, travel, education, fitness, and above all, authenticity.

ABOUT THE JOB

We have an opening for a Retail Assistant Store Manager for our retail store in Chicago, IL. Assist the store manager in ensuring 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.

DUTIES:

Merchandise and Visual Standards

  • Understand the daily, weekly and month sales goals for store. Share goals with all staff members in store manager's absence. Help track progress against goals using a visual method so that all staff are aware.
  • Share responsibility for meeting or exceeding sales plans.
  • Assist with the tracking monthly expenses as requested. Ensure that expense budget is not overspent by carefully monitoring supply and other controllable purchases.
  • Actively coach employees regarding customer interactions and how to turn those conversations into sales.
  • Understand weekly plans for stock receipt and movement.
  • Ensure that appropriate visual standards are met.
  • Ensure that catalogs are readily available to customers, and offer transfers and shipments to home whenever needed.

People

  • Assist the store manager to 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.
  • When an opportunity to hire arises, focus team energies on finding talented individuals who can tell our story, are eager to learn, and have a keen eye and ear for the customer's true needs.
  • 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.

Market

  • Stay in touch with local neighborhood, attending chamber or street events.
  • Set goals for meeting store leadership in an appropriate radius around the store. Discuss local business trends and build relationships.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Associate's degree preferred
  • 2+ years related management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service understanding
  • Ability to be present, which includes showing up each day, on time, and ready to work; tuning in to other's needs; and displaying a demeanor of professional presence

Peruvian Connection is an EOE and we value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@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.

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and seven retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

We have an opening for a Part-Time Customer Service Specialist in our contact center at the corporate office in Tonganoxie, KS- located just miles away from the Legends area in Kansas City, KS. Do you have a strong sense of doing what's right for both the customer and the company? We invite you to learn more about 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.

Part-Time hours will include Sundays and evening hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • 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.

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and eight retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Do you enjoy helping others style their look? Are you often on the lookout for that unique, perfect scarf or sweater that a friend needs to complete an outfit? If so, this job might be for you! We are looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Retail Sales Associates for our Boston, MA retail store who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in working within a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers competitive pay, great benefits and a very generous discount on merchandise.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The right person for Peruvian Connection will be willing to develop in-depth product knowledge so they can provide it to our customers. They will understand how to identify customer needs, match our products with those needs, finalize the sale and begin a lasting relationship with the customer. They will also be responsible for assisting with merchandise arrival and arrangement, and overall tidiness of the store environment.

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.

Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@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.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, accessories and home décor to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands, and is today the proprietor of eight full-line retail locations in the US and London. As an omni-channel retailer, we are one of the few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention paid to superb fit.

Peruvian Connection's roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work. Our customer demographic identifies with and appreciates this. Brand research tells us that she is also interested in the arts, reading, travel, education, fitness, and above all, authenticity.

ABOUT THE JOB

We have an opening for a Retail Assistant Store Manager for our retail store in beautiful Aspen, CO. Assist the store manager in ensuring 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.

DUTIES:

Merchandise and Visual Standards

  • Understand the daily, weekly and month sales goals for store. Share goals with all staff members in store manager's absence. Help track progress against goals using a visual method so that all staff are aware.
  • Share responsibility for meeting or exceeding sales plans.
  • Assist with the tracking monthly expenses as requested. Ensure that expense budget is not overspent by carefully monitoring supply and other controllable purchases.
  • Actively coach employees regarding customer interactions and how to turn those conversations into sales.
  • Understand weekly plans for stock receipt and movement.
  • Ensure that appropriate visual standards are met.
  • Ensure that catalogs are readily available to customers, and offer transfers and shipments to home whenever needed.

People

  • Assist the store manager to 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.
  • When an opportunity to hire arises, focus team energies on finding talented individuals who can tell our story, are eager to learn, and have a keen eye and ear for the customer's true needs.
  • 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.

Market

  • Stay in touch with local neighborhood, attending chamber or street events.
  • Set goals for meeting store leadership in an appropriate radius around the store. Discuss local business trends and build relationships.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Associate's degree preferred
  • 2+ years related management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service understanding
  • Ability to be present, which includes showing up each day, on time, and ready to work; tuning in to other's needs; and displaying a demeanor of professional presence

Peruvian Connection is an EOE and we value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@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.

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and eight retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

We have an opening for an IT Business Systems Analyst at our corporate offices in Tonganoxie, KS. The Business Systems Analyst (BSA) serves as the primary interface between multiple business partners and technology teams to deliver complex, high profile technical solutions that align with business initiatives. The Lead BSA plays key roles across many disciplines within the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, documentation, analysis, design, and testing. While mentoring and training fellow team members, the BSA will continuously assess and improve tools and processes. The BSA is responsible for aligning project delivery with technology and business strategies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Partner with the business to plan and scope business initiatives.
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following as needed: functional requirements through the Business Requirements Document (BRD), use cases, Graphical User Interface (GUI), screen and interface designs.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
  • Perform system set-up, configuration, admin duties and testing.
  • Suggest best practices and opportunities for improvement through automation.
  • Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.
  • Develop user manuals associated with the applications and conduct user training as needed.
  • Maintain reference documentation. This documentation includes definition and source of data elements.
  • Seek to improve the team’s productivity by assessing existing and developing new processes and procedures in conjunction with industry best practices.
  • Demonstrate the Company’s Core and Growth Values in the performance of all job functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Education – BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or comparable work experience.
  • Coding languages and environments including but not limited to Java, J2EE, XML, and HTML.
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning system within a Multi-Channel environment.
  • Proficient in Software Development Life Cycle Policies, procedures and best practices.
COMPETENCIES:
  • Collaborates: Cooperates with others to achieve shared objectives; partners with others to get work done; gives credit for accomplishments; is trusted by others.
  • Ensures Accountability: Follows through on commitments and ensures that others do the same; takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures; works with people to determine clear performance standards; establishes processes for monitoring and measuring results.
  • Action Oriented: Willing to act without unnecessary planning; identifies and seizes new opportunities; takes a can-do approach in good and bad situations; shows initiative tough issues.
  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to follow set procedures consistently.
  • Some judgment required when quality controlling receipts.
  • Initiative and tact will be required when dealing with external agencies and overseas colleagues.
  • Familiarity with Windows system configuration (networking, file systems) or Network configuration.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Application Integration (e.g. TIBCO, WebMethods, Websphere MQ.).
  • Familiarity with service oriented architectures.
  • Basic proficiency of SQL database querying tool.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Frequent standing required.
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.

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.

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and eight retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Web Merchandiser/Analyst executes visual merchandise strategies online for all markets to maximize sales and profit. Working closely with the Inventory Management, Creative, and Ecommerce teams to ensure product presentations support merchandising objectives and marketing themes are cohesive throughout the web. This role also supports the Inventory Management team with global reporting and projects as needed.

WEB MERCHANDISING:
  • Responsible for the merchandising of key product areas throughout the website.
  • Acutely aware of seasonal merchandising goals to develop website merchandise strategies that support achieving the sales and margin targets.
  • Actively work with Inventory Management to determine product availability needs, sales and clearance strategies.
  • Work closely with Creative and Ecommerce team to support a cohesive brand presence online.
  • Ensure that product assortment is accurately represented on the website.
  • Review catalog photography to determine additional photography needs for website.
  • Identifies opportunities and recommends new concepts for the channel based on analysis and competitive reviews.
REPORTING/ANALYSIS:
  • Analyze site metrics to determine productivity of web merchandising strategies.
  • Perform competitive research on direct competitors and best in class e-commerce site to provide recommendations for visual merchandising strategies.
  • Execute global reporting on US/EU offer performance.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DUTIES - SERVING AS BACK UP ON THE FOLLOWING TASKS:
  • Planning System, PIM & CWD - Create and maintain items, SKU and item/SKU offer pricing and information in the master database of each company for each new offer and as needed throughout the product life cycle (initial set-up to liquidation).
  • Inventory balancing - Initiate stock transfer requests and prepare necessary paperwork for all transfers between the US and UK distribution centers including purchase orders, sales orders, commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin and shipper’s export declaration as needed throughout the product life cycle (in-season and post season/store allocations).
KEY PERFORMANCE METRICS:
  • Demand Revenue to Budget, and LY
  • Margin to Budget, and LY
  • Web metrics – Conversion, Page Views
LEADERSHIP:
  • Engage and pursue awareness of the business context, including customer behavior, competitive pressures, as well as internal variables (i.e. assortment strategies, brand objectives, stock position, pricing, deliveries, and site performance).
  • Actively build relationships with key functions – Creative, Ecommerce, Call Center, Warehouse.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Operations, or Business from an accredited institution
  • 1-2 years previous Website merchandising experience
  • 1-2 years previous Ecommerce, Retail, or Catalog experience

Fluency in Google Analytics.

Experience with PIM (Product Information Management) system or similar.

Understanding of content management systems (previous use of MarketLive/Kibo, Demandware, or Magento) a plus.

Microsoft Office:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Vlookup, Pivot Tables, Macros)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Power Point
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED:

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Strong aptitude with numbers, basic retail math skills.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.

Accuracy and attention to detail.

Strong sense of urgency.

Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with other areas of the company, with co-workers to accomplish goals.

Ability to make recommendations and/or take appropriate action based on analysis and available data.

Leadership/people 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.

ABOUT PERUVIAN CONNECTION:

Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made knitwear as well as coats, dresses, and accessories to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK and Germany since 1976. Andean luxury fibers alpaca and pima cotton, a sophisticated design and color aesthetic, and global, museum-quality textiles are the inspiration for our products. Peruvian Connection evolved from a catalog company to one of the early online fashion brands and now provides omni-channel retail in contact centers, eCommerce sites, and eight retail locations in the US and London. We are one of a few brands offering original design, artisan-made apparel, with special attention to detail and fit. Peruvian Connection’s roots are with cottage industry artisans in Peru and other South American countries, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, and we continue to support their work.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Do you enjoy helping others style their look? Are you often on the lookout for that unique, perfect scarf or sweater that a friend needs to complete an outfit? If so, this job might be for you! We are looking for Part-Time and Full-Time Retail Sales Associates for our Aspen, CO retail store who will be passionate about our line of quality products and are interested in working within a collaborative environment. Peruvian Connection offers competitive pay, great benefits and a very generous discount on merchandise.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The right person for Peruvian Connection will be willing to develop in-depth product knowledge so they can provide it to our customers. They will understand how to identify customer needs, match our products with those needs, finalize the sale and begin a lasting relationship with the customer. They will also be responsible for assisting with merchandise arrival and arrangement, and overall tidiness of the store environment.

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.

Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

We value diversity and inclusion.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumé to retail@peruvianconnection.com or complete our application for employment, save it to your computer, and attach it to an email to retail@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.