123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1, 200–
TO: Personnel Director
RE: Operations Manager Position
I would definitely like to interview for the operations manager position recently posted in the Democrat-Gazette. The enclosed resume documents all my professional and academic experiences. While the announcement does reveal some of what you are seeking, during an interview I can learn more about what you would expect of the next operations manager, and I can target my own specific capabilities.
As you review my resume to determine if an interview is appropriate, please pay particular attention to my employment and educational histories. During the past seven years, I have held progressively more responsible positions in sales and marketing, market development, product management, new product introduction, warehousing, and distribution. My titles have included sales and marketing representative and product manager. In these roles, I have been responsible for start-up, marketing, and promoting new technology for a manufacturer of architectural and industrial coatings and finishes. Clearly, my overall operations experience would enable me to succeed in similar capacities for your organization.
Academically, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and I have completed advanced professional and technical study associated with manufacturing and marketing. Those courses and projects taught me to apply research findings as well as analytical, communication, and decision-making skills to challenging operations, marketing, finance, and personnel-related issues. Now, I wish to apply all the lessons I have learned in the past to future accomplishments as your Operations Manager.
In addition, I will soon be forwarding a reference list and letters of recommendation to support my candidacy. I trust all documentation assists you with your deliberations. Thank you.