Erik Rufer

Erik Rufer

Director of Sales
Location: Mill Creek WA
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22 year career in the footwear industry spanning retail and wholesale. Extensive experience and proven track record in both brick & mortar, and eComm retail, working for industry leaders in multiple categories. My diverse retail background has proven a unique qualification for continued success in my 5+ years in wholesale.
- 5 consecutive years of wins to sales targets, as an account manager and director of sales
- Scotwork Negotiation Training Certified- Stage 1- May 2005 in Retail; Stage 1 refresh- May 2014 in Wholesale; Stage 2- November 20
- Skilled negotiator, business planner, relationship builder, people developer
- Proficient in Excel, Vendor Partner Portal Reporting, Salesforce

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Interests & Groups

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INTERESTS
  • - Music (I am a frustrated drummer)
  • - Travel
  • - The outdoors
  • - Fitness
  • - Fashion AND Function
  • - TV Series binge watching (guilty pleasure)
SPORTS
  • - Golf
  • - Running
  • - Ice Hockey (retired)
  • - Hiking (leisure)
GROUPS
  • - Footwear News
  • - Retail Industry Professionals Group
  • - Footwear Industry
  • - Footwear Professionals Network
  • - Footwear Worldwide
  • - Scotwork Alumni
  • - Two Ten Footwear Foundation
  • - Fashion and Footwear Boutiques & Buyers
  • - Puget Sound Music For Youth Association

Education History

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Connections

PEOPLE 2

Director - Brand Consultant  
Founder & CEO at Rad Season  

COMPANIES 1

Amer Sports