123 Any Street • City, ST 12345 • (555) 555-5555 • email@example.com
DATE June 1, 200–
456 Any Street
City, ST 12345
FAX (555) 555-5557
Dear Mr. Cummings:
Please accept this letter and resume as documentation formalizing my application for the purchasing agent position advertised in the Macon Telegraph.
As detailed on my resume, I have six years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing for a growing organization that now purchases in excess of $3.5 million of raw materials, supplies, and equipment. Throughout my career, first as purchasing clerk and now as a senior buyer who wishes to become your next Purchasing Agent, I have learned to:
Clarify the needs of end users.
Source and communicate effectively with vendors and suppliers via phone and Internet.
Create detailed spreadsheet cost-benefit analyses of potential purchases.
Communicate with end users and negotiate with suppliers and vendors with great focus.
Track, store, and retrieve all purchase documentation, delivery dates, warrantees, and installation agreements.
Use purchasing, budgetary, and related software systems.
I am quite proud that recently I was a key contributor to the successful setup and startup of new branch locations, from bare walls to a fully stocked and efficiently operating facility. This involved working with managers, contractors, architects, and assorted on-site professions, with total purchases of over $500,000. During an interview, I can discuss how much I have learned completing this project and over the years in varied purchasing roles.
I appreciate your consideration of my candidacy and look forward to your reply.