We are looking for talented people who have a thirst for challenge, seek the joy of team effort and will help contribute to our growth as a leading international manufacturer and marketer of apparel.
Perry Ellis International’s corporate headquarters are located in Miami, Florida. We also have offices located in New York, Portland and Tampa. There are an array of career opportunities across many departments including design, sales, marketing, human resources, sales planning, sourcing, finance and accounting, information technology and many others.
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Over the years I've had the honor of working with a number of great people who have held many positions throughout the apparel industry. All of these different perspectives were extremely valuable to me because when I joined the VMI team I had no apparel experience. Some of the best advice I've received has been: "manage our customer's business as if it was your own, make sound, logical decisions, and feed the top stores".
Besides the people I work with, I love the challenge of analyzing large datasets in a manner that's efficient and easily understood. I enjoy the freedom I have to create actionable reports that result in increased sales, or improved in stock percentage. I also love helping co-workers improve their processes.
PEI has a diverse welcoming culture built with many nationalities. This blend of nationalities brings together unique perspectives that are felt throughout our company and define our style. We are a large family that works together, plays together and are there for each other.
I have a wonderful family with 2 beautiful kids. Our household plays/watches a lot of soccer. I met my wife playing soccer. With 2 little soccer players, we have stretches where we are playing just about every night. If we are not playing soccer we like to go out on a boat fishing or just hanging out on the beach. I participate in Ragnars which are 12 person relay teams that run about 200 miles. So far, I have done Tennessee (Chattanooga to Nashville), Florida (Miami to Key West) and Hawaii (Hilo to Kona). The running was tough but the experiences with my friends and family were amazing.
Director of Technical Services
I have been with the company 39+ years. In 1977, I started as the front desk/receptionist/file clerk for essentially the same department that I now manage. I still have the same phone number that I did when I started! I moved into pattern grading and was quickly tested and promoted to a senior pattern grader level. I have worked on various categories, projects and pilot endeavors in my tenure. I can say that nothing has been more consistently challenging than swimwear product creation. Through the years, my supervisors have called upon me to take on increasing responsibility in managing staff and processes. I am now privileged to be a member of the Nike Swim product creation team in the Portland office. I oversee activities and workload of our multi-functional Technical Services team which includes pattern makers, technical designers and prototype/sample sewers.
PEI's diversity is quite remarkable; diversity of employees, culture, location and products. PEI is truly a global company. It is so interesting to me that each PEI location seems to have its own distinct culture. Having always worked in the Portland office, I can say that our office culture definitely reflects our city's culture. We are laid back but don't let that easy-going vibe fool you. Our team here is so creative and passionate. We are really driven to do the very best work possible.
I love sports although now I am resigned to mostly watching rather than playing. Baseball is my favorite. I enjoy spending time with my family (which includes my dog!) and meeting friends for breakfast. I love nature. I draw and paint nature subjects as time away from work allows. A beautiful sunrise makes my day!
The thing I love most about PEI is the people. I work with a group of intelligent and inspiring men and women who make coming into work each morning exciting and fun. The culture at PEI is productive, team-oriented, and lively.
Since my start at PEI I have become responsible for much more, including training new-hire Product Coordinators, working closely with the Fabric team, organizing market week with the Merchandising team, and assisting designers with line sheets and technical packages.
Best career advice I’ve received is to always stay involved in all aspects of the industry and with all departments. This has helped me to not only work closely with and help other and all teams, but to also gain comprehensive knowledge that I wouldn’t learn otherwise.
Outside of work I spend my time drawing, painting, reading, going to museums, and trying out new restaurants/bars with friends.
I have been with Perry Ellis International for 6.5 years. I started as a Retail Planner and advanced to a Senior Planner. I am responsible for analyzing sales data for the OPG Wholesale major and ecommerce accounts assisting the team in driving sales. I manage sales, markdowns and stock to maintain profitability by account by store. I work with coordinator teams to ensure the stores have all of the information needed to maximize sales in stores.
This is a great place to learn and grow. I get to interact with different departments within my division and really see the full life of the product. The culture at PEI is one that encourages creativity and innovation to drive growth in a constantly changing retail environment.
Outside of work I love spending time with my daughter - taking road trips to various states to visit childrens museums, aquariums, zoos and beaches.
Senior Vice President of Sourcing
I started in the Operations Department supporting two of our major department stores. I was promoted to work as a Sourcing Assistant and then promoted to handle all the bottoms Sourcing for all Miami brands in the Sportswear Division. I've always felt that the opportunities to grow in this company are available and endless.
I love our associates and everyone I've had the opportunity to work with throughout my 20 plus years at Perry Ellis. We have a great amount of talent in this organization and it has been a pleasure working alongside them on a daily basis.
The best advice I have received while working at Perry Ellis International is that a challenge can always be turned into an opportunity.
Outside of work I love going to the beach and new adventures. Most recently, I took a hot air balloon ride and rode a sky bike ride on a cruise ship, it was great!
My real passion, Charity, is part of what I love to do. Recently, Perry Ellis decided to participate in the BBBS (Big Brothers Big Sisters). I was one of the 11 mentors to participate in the piloting of this wonderful Corporate program. As a "Big Sister" it was my responsibility to act as a mentor and set positive example for a high school teen. The program has proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I mentored the student in the at work program from her sophomore year to graduation. Then, while a senior, she went on to graduate and work in one of our retail stores. She is currently working with us as she pursues her college degree. I look forward to continuing my participation next year and welcoming a new "mentee".