Resume Cover Letter For Buyer Position

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Jill Rodgers
3777 Cabot Trail Court
Ingonish, Nova Scotia
H: (902) 285-1234
C: (902) 285-9999


July 5, 201X

Ms. Tricia Lambton


Shoppers Drug Mart, East Coast Division

4493 Fenwick Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B2H 4M3


Dear Ms. Lambton:


Lori Emery, a member of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, suggested I contact you concerning your Procurement Department. She is of the opinion you require an additional Purchasing Assistant as Shoppers Drug Mart expands the operations of the East Coast Division.


Acme Manufacturing is a large manufacturer of steel wheels to the automotive market, currently employing 350 associates. As Purchasing Assistant, I play a vital role in supporting the Engineering, Maintenance and Stores activities, critical production support areas, proactively assessing inventory and ordering sufficient stock to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing activities.


As a member of the IT Update Committee, I was instrumental in the expansive transition of the procurement software from NetSuite to JD Edwards, providing purchasing input during the multi-phase project.


I excel in providing dedicated and enthusiastic customer service to both internal and external stakeholders and am committed to expanding my purchasing strengths, enrolling in the Certified Professional Purchaser program which I anticipate to graduate with in spring 2012.


In short, you will not be disappointed in adding me to your Procurement Team to play a pivotal role in supporting your expansion initiatives. Do you have a position for me?


Thank you for your time and consideration.





Jill Rodgers


Christine Graham
Hiring Manager
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
B18 6NF

21st June 2014

Dear Ms Graham,

I am a graduate calibre individual who has a long track record of placing orders with the most appropriate supplier in terms of price, quality and service.

I have recently seen your advertisement for a Buyer, and am eager to put my name forward for your position as I feel that it perfectly fits my competencies.

During my career I have gained extensive experience of supporting and assisting successful Buying Teams. For the last three years I have been employed by the Forward Retail Group as their senior Buyer. My main duties there include; obtaining and analysing quotations, negotiating deals and developing strong working relationships with suppliers. I have built up a reputation for monitoring orders to ensure that goods are delivered on time and in the correct quantity.

I am an expert at using the very latest specialist procurement software and am someone who can
quickly acclimatise to any business environment. Furthermore, I have a comprehensive understanding of multi-currency transactions and a knack for reviewing departmental purchasing spend against agreed benchmarks. In addition to this I also have the robust negotiating skills needed to successfully influence vendors, suppliers and internal departments alike.

My enclosed resume, which I have attached for your review, contains additional details of my professional expertise and ability to work fast, communicate effectively and hit the ground running. One of my strongest points is my self-motivation which helps me to work accurately and to tight deadlines.

Right now I am looking to grow in an exciting role, exactly like yours, where I will be able to develop skills in new areas.

I thank you for taking the time to review my application and look forward to receiving an invitation for an interview.

Yours sincerely,

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