Resume Cover Letter

Purchasing Professional Cover Letter

The middle paragraph with bulleted accomplishments is the key paragraph in this letter. Quantified representative achievements sell the reader on the superior worth of this candidate.

Sample Purchasing Professional Cover Letter

Gary Anderson
123, X Street, Y Avenue, • Manhattan, NY-10009 • (123) 456-7890

[City, State ZIP]

Dear __________:

If you are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Purchasing Professional with a proven ability to streamline operations, motivate teams and achieve significant cost savings in a multimillion-dollar environment, then my enclosed resume should be of interest to you.

Common themes that have run throughout my professional career have been outstanding team-building and leadership strengths as well as my ability to see the "big picture"-integrating the purchasing function into corporate goals. Representative of my past accomplishments are the following:

  • Directed $200 million purchasing unit for West Coast Entertainment Company…
  • Hired, trained and motivated top-performing team members…
  • Consistently identified and developed talent in others…
  • Employed technology to streamline procedures, including automating the download of purchasing orders to the Letter of Credit system, improving on-time issuance from 20% to 75% within two years…
  • Consolidated supplier base from 1,200 to 650 within one year…
  • Sourced and developed excellent working relationships with outside and internal vendors…
  • Participated in key negotiations…

I am currently seeking a new professional challenge where I can make a positive contribution to future goals and success. I possess a high level of energy and motivation, learn quickly, adapt well to new environments and enjoy challenges. I look forward to a personal meeting, at which time we can discuss your needs and my qualifications in detail. Please don't hesitate to call me at the above number to set up a meeting. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.


Gary Anderson


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