Human Resources Manager – Peruvian Connection

About Peruvian Connection

Our headquarters are located on our owner’s family farm located 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, 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 benefit s 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

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, 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

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply online via, or by sending their
resume to You may also visit our
company website
for further information regarding applying for this position.

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 913-845-6011.