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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.

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:

Since 1976, Peruvian Connection has provided exceptional, artisan-made, luxury fiber textiles, as well as coats, dresses, accessories, and home décor to discerning, educated customers in the US, UK, and Germany. 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. In addition to the label’s signature knitwear, it offers a range of romantic dresses, super tailored outerwear, and unique handcrafted accessories, all exclusively designed by and for Peruvian Connection.

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:

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 a Part-Time Retail Sales Associate for our Santa Fe, New Mexico retail store who will be passionate about our line of quality products and interested in working within a collaborative environment. This role is responsible for driving sales by creating a great customer experience.

The retail store is located in the thriving historic Railyard District, just a block away from the Rail Runner stop on South Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe, NM. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and a 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.

BENEFITS OFFERED FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Pro-rated sick leave available for all part-time employees.
  • Holiday pay of 4 hours for each observed holiday. Peruvian Connection observes six major holidays.
  • Plus, one 4-hour floating holiday awarded each year.
  • Part-time employees not eligible to accrue vacation pay.
OTHER BENEFITS OFFERED TO PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:
  • Employee Discount: Part-time employees are eligible for the full employee discount from first day of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Part-time employees are eligible to utilize the Employee Assistance Program on their first day of employment.
  • 401k: Part-time employees are eligible to contribute to the 401k after 30 days of employment. Once employees reach the 1000 hours worked and one (1) full year of employment requirement, employees are eligible to participate and can receive employer contributions on the plan entry date.

Peruvian Connection is an EOE and 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.