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:

Our headquarters are located on our owner’s family farm twenty miles west of The Legends in the KC Metro area. 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 seven 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 our customer is also interested in the arts, reading, travel, education, fitness, and, above all, authenticity.

ABOUT THE JOB:

We are hiring for a Human Resources Manager for our corporate facility. As a full-time position, the job offers competitive salary, health and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and generous product discounts. Essential functions include:

  • Develop and manage the company’s human resources and personnel services and activities. Perform strategic, professional work related to employment related issues. Provide oversight for human resources and personnel services for all company locations in the US and internationally.
  • Create and maintain a human resources employee relations philosophy that reinforces employees working with their managers to resolve issues, while still serving as a valuable learning resource for employees and managers who have work related issues.
  • Continually develop and direct the company’s recruitment and selection process, ensure equity and fairness in selection, and perform appropriate analysis related to internal and external selection. Post all job postings required, assisting with write-up of postings as needed. Monitor activity and notify hiring manager of incoming resumes and applications. Interview candidates and develop solid methodology for ensuring success in hiring practices. Request background criminal checks as required. Prepare offer letters for all job offers.
  • Through extensive organizational interaction and continually increasing technical knowledge, assess need for and make policy or procedural recommendations.
  • Keep all HR manuals up to date as policies change. Keep the ADP home page current with HR information for employees.
  • Ensure compliance with city, state, and federal policies, as well as procedures and regulations pertaining to human resources management and employment activities, practices, and policies. These should include, but are not limited to, PTO, sick leave, LOA, minimum wages, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with employment regulations in the United Kingdom.
  • Report all workers compensation claims and monitor progress on such claims. Respond to all unemployment claims in a timely manner.
  • Complete or coordinate governmental reporting that is required related to HR, such as EEOC reporting.
  • Ensure COBRA is managed and enrollment information is sent to all US terminated employees.
  • Manage the benefits offered by the company. Ensure that proper enrollment, management, and reporting procedures are in place. Make annual assessment and recommendations regarding totality of benefits offered. Plan and oversee the annual benefits fair on the corporate headquarters and ensure benefits enrollment meetings occur with offsite locations. Ensure all benefit enrollment information is distributed to all employees that need it. Work with brokers and/or providers as needed to ensure benefit offerings are competitive and cost effective. Ensure contracts related to benefits are obtained timely, particularly when benefit changes are made. Work with the CFO regarding cost of benefits throughout the organization and as changes are proposed.
  • Develop and/or identify outside resources to provide employee training programs as a part of a comprehensive employee developmental process, as needed.
  • Ensure that all personnel records are maintained in compliance with applicable regulations and are kept strictly confidential.
  • Develop and manage the compensation systems for the organization; conduct market surveys as appropriate, develop and implement salary administration guidelines as appropriate, and ensure that internal procedures are followed.
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure that they have adequate guidance and assistance in the performance evaluation process. Ensure that evaluations are recorded, tracked, and results analyzed.
  • Manage the job classification system and job titles for the company, including responding to reclassification requests, reviewing and recommending appropriate classifications, preparing, developing, or updating classifications, maintaining industry pay knowledge, and recommending changes as need to maintain competitiveness.
  • Participate in the development of the department budget as related to personnel management functions and programs.
Education and Experience:
  • College degree in Human Resources, Business, or related area from an accredited college or university.
  • 8 or more years of experience in Human Resources administration.
  • SPHR or SHRM certification is a plus.
  • 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.
Skills Required:
  • In-depth knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a professional Human Resources function including, but not limited to, job evaluation, personnel classification, compensation and performance management, recruitment, selection, hiring and development of employees, and benefit administration.
  • Expert knowledge of US federal, state, and local laws, as well as codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of employment laws in the United Kingdom.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction.
  • Planning, organizing, and directing.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to analyze problems and identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

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

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

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