“I just graduated with a Degree in procurement and I have been applying for various jobs advertised but still waiting for feedback from employers. However, I doubt whether the cover letters I use are up to standard. Kindly advise me on how best I can write a cover letter to apply for a procurement job,” requests Oliver Mutua in an email.
If Oliver has been using the wrong cover letter when he is applying for procurement jobs, he will most likely have to wait longer before he gets a single job interview invitation if he gets one at all.
This is because a good cover letter is what appeals to the recruiter first when you are applying for any entry level procurement job. It is what sells your skills to the employer.
Before you even start typing the cover letter, the first thing you should do is understand the job description for the entry level procurement job that you are applying for. You will then need to write a cover letter that aligns to the specified responsibilities and skills required, in order to convince the recruiter that you are the best candidate for the job.
Here is a sample cover letter for an entry level procurement job that can guide you in drafting one for yourself.
Sample Cover Letter For Entry Level Procurement Job
Your Full Name
3rd August, 2016
The Human Resource Manager
ABC Company Limited
Dear Sir/ Madam,
REF: Application For The Procurement Officer Job
Following the Procurement Officer vacancy that was advertised at Company XYZ on 2nd August, 2016, I hereby apply for the position believing that my professionalism, good analytical skills and training in Purchasing and Supplies makes me your preferred candidate to fill the position.
Coupled with my academic qualifications, I have had a chance to work with Company ABC for six months as a Procurement Intern. During my internship, I ensured a smooth flow of purchases between company ABC and its more than ten suppliers. I also provided accurate Stores Inventory Database & reports for the company, among other roles assigned by my supervisor.
During my industrial attachment in my 3rd year of university, I worked with company ABC in their Supply Chain department where I was introduced to managing supply databases and evaluation of selection of suppliers.
In addition to my university degree, I also hold a CPA K certification and I am a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) as per your job requirements. I have top notch analytical skills, financial acumen and excellent communication skills gained from both school training and work experience.
I look forward to meeting you where I can discuss more on why I believe I am a suitable candidate for the job and my desire to grow with your esteemed company. Attached, kindly find my updated CV as you requested.
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All the best in your future applications for an entry level procurement job.