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By Elizabeth Benu,

“I have been looking for a Logistics officer job but I am not sure of how to write a cover letter. With the technicality that comes with the logistics career, I have no idea of how to make the employer notice me. Help me out,” writes Joan Akinyi* in an email.

Here is a sample cover letter for an entry level Logistics officer position.

Job Seeker
Po Box 38123-00100
Nairobi

27th November 2014

The Human Resource Manager,
Kenya Logistics Company Limited,
Po Box 43281-00900,
Thika.

Dear Sir/Madam

RE: APPLICATION FOR A LOGISTICS OFFICER VACANCY
With regard to your job placement for Logistics Officer on XXX Newspaper on October 30th 2014, I wish to apply for the above position. I hold a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management plus extensive training in Procurement which makes me a suitable candidate.

My two years experience in managing logistics of ABC Company has instilled in me the ability to provide support to all project operational personnel. I also increased the on-time deliveries by 30% within the first year of employment acting as department head for 3months while the warehouse supervisor was on leave.

Additionally, I have exceptional communication skills and interest in international development, which have enabled me to work positively with the various regulatory authorities and government departments involved in the transport industry.

I am positive that I have much to add to your company’s success in terms of logistics management.

Contact me through 0725 XXX XXX for further details concerning my application.

Yours faithfully,
(Signature)
Job Seeker.

For any queries regarding cover letters, contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@careerpointkenya.co.ke

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