Dear Ms. Medina,
I would like to be considered for your current opening for a Purchaser. My attached resume carefully details my credentials in the field. I have two years of experience and a strong education in marketing that would make me an asset to any department dealing in merchandise suppliers and bids. I am an exceptional shopper finding prices and quality products that fit the needs of my employer in every way from objective to budget.
I carefully review applications for goods and services ensuring contract terms are in the best interest of my employer. I stay current on market trends and costs of merchandise. I keep track of seasons where it might be the best time to buy as prices can drop (i.e. buying beach sandals in bulk during the coldest months of the year). I can deal with problems like delays effectively resolving them with minimized impact on company objectives. As your Purchaser rest assured I will always use my knowledge and experience in acquiring bids and preparing orders to your benefit and establishing solid relationships with suppliers that meet our production schedules.
I believe once you have reviewed my attached resume you will see why I need to come in for an interview so that we can discuss the Purchaser position in greater detail.
Williams S. O’Hurley
Dear Mr. Johansson,
I am writing to respond to Mega Corp.’s recent advertisement for a Buyer I read on Monster.com. I believe my skills and qualifications match what you are looking for. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and seven years of related experience working as a buyer for Sheffield Industries.
I am responsible for locating and procuring products, supplies and materials needed to produce the products Sheffield markets. I negotiate contracts and review bids from suppliers to secure the best price. I provide the quality standards and test the materials to ensure our company quality needs are adhered to by the suppliers.
I am a skilled negotiator and always keep Sheffield’s goals in mind when locating materials as a buyer. I interview vendors and travel to plant and factory sites to learn more about potential suppliers prior to accepting bids. When unacceptable or defective goods are supplied, I promptly meet with the supplier to determine what corrective course of action needs to be taken.
I would enjoy working for Mega Corp. as a buyer and trust you’ll view me as a strong candidate. I am requesting an interview as soon as possible. I can be reached by telephone or email at any time.