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Assistant Inventory Manager Cover Letter

The letter did not get an interview for the posted job but did get an interview with a Nordstrom recruiting manager to explore other opportunities. Boldfacing highlights important skills.

Sample Assistant Inventory Manager Cover Letter

Paul Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

January 13, 2010

Nordstrom Direct
One Union Square
Brighton, NY, 03267
RE: Assistant Inventory Manager, Job Code 3333

Dear ________,

I'm writing because I share Nordstrom's core values and genuinely want to work for your company. I value the company's commitment to service and quality, its dedication to its employees and the exemplary way it conducts business. Wishing to leave a successful career in hospitality, I offer a sound sense of customer service, often-commended initiative, and a track record of teamwork and meeting stated objectives. I'm enclosing my resume for your current position, Assistant Inventory Manager.

In the Nordstom family tradition, my family owned a well-known retail store in Spokane, WA. I was raised to value hard work. Starting at age five, I stocked shelves, moving to managing books and inventories, monitoring profits, making sales and keeping customers happy, day in and day out. I sincerely want to advance this mutual family tradition, growing customer relationships and profits for Nordstrom. Per my resume, skills matching those listed in the posted job include the following:

  • Teamwork and Leadership: Advanced within current restaurant position to oversee all areas of operations, working cohesively as part of an 8-person team.
  • Sales, Goal Achievement and Time Management: Received numerous bonuses, exceeding sales quotas for an auto-glass installer while attending college.
  • Inventory, Delivery Assurance and Project Management: Accurately handled ordering, tracking and delivery assurance for 30 custom jobs simultaneously.
  • Management, Initiative and Business Expertise: Owned a profitable catering company while simultaneously attending school and manning a busy bartending position.

I am confident that my values and personality will fit within your team and meld well with your mission. While I may not have every skill listed in your ad, I'm one who learns quickly, asks pertinent questions and works efficiently to help my next employer advance competitively. I am commended by supervisors for managing my time well, working positively with the public and meeting any target put before me. I can offer very positive references, upon request.

I look forward to talking with you to discuss how I can become a contributor to Nordstrom's continued success. Sincere in my wish to join a quality company, I plan to e-mail you next week to check on the status of your hiring process and discuss opportunities.

Thank you for your consideration. I truly feel we have something to talk about and look

forward to meeting you soon.


Paul Smith

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