Manager cover letter sample
Looking to score top management jobs? Use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.
Managers, use this guide to help you craft a top-notch cover letter.
A great manager needs a great cover letter. You need to convince recruiters that you've been successful at managing people or projects in the past, and that you'll bring the same gusto to their organization. Use the below sample to guide you as you write your cover letter.
Additionally, you can search for management jobs on Monster.
1704 Maple Ave. | Sometown, IN 47250 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
Ms. Katy Smith
Director of Distribution Operations
2000 Industrial Ave.
Sometown, IN 47250
Re: Warehouse Manager (Job #: 5587), advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Smith:
I was intrigued when I found your warehouse manager job posting, as I know I could positively contribute to your operation. Since earning my promotion to warehouse manager for XYZ Company’s 35,000-square-foot distribution center three years ago, I have received consistent commendations for achieving gains in productivity, safety and efficiency—accomplished during a time of significant budget cuts.
Your warehouse operation would benefit from my proven success in:
- Launching 5S and other lean-manufacturing programs to elevate the efficiency and effectiveness of the distribution center.
- Overseeing inventory management, stock controls, pick/pack operations, and order processing for high-volume shipping and receiving operations.
- Supervising and scheduling unionized workforces of up to 20 employees per shift within a 24x7 environment.
- Upgrading SAP warehouse management systems to improve inventory management and distribution accuracy.
- Developing and leading training programs to improve employee productivity, job satisfaction and workplace morale.
- Accelerating order fulfillment to achieve a 28% reduction in order-processing time, which helped retain and grow business from key accounts.
I recently learned that my employer plans to close the Indianapolis distribution center later this year. It offered me a warehouse manager position at its Minneapolis site, but family responsibilities prevent me from relocating at this time.
If you agree that my qualifications perfectly match your requirements, please call me at (555) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you for considering my credentials, and I look forward to learning more about this exciting opportunity.
Put your cover letter to work
Once your cover letter is ready to go, it needs to be seen by as many eyes as possible for you to have the best chance of landing a management job. Could you use more help getting noticed by hiring managers? Join Monster today. As a member, you can upload up to five versions of your cover letter and resume—each tailored to the kinds of jobs that interest you. Recruiters search Monster every day looking for fresh management talent to fill the top jobs. Make sure you're on their radar.
The cover letter below was written for an experienced property manager. In the first paragraph, he emphasized that he was a seasoned executive who could develop, negotiate and sell strategies in order to improve the employer's bottom line. Knowing that fancy words can only take an application so far, he then listed some of his work experience to demonstrate the breadth of his knowledge. He re-emphasized the fact that he was seasoned by stating that throughout his career he encountered many difficult situations to which he always found a solution. He concluded his letter by reiterating his expertise and his interest in the position.
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(Contact Job Title)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name):
As a seasoned executive in facilities management, I develop, negotiate, and sell strategies that generate bottom-line profit. My work is as much about seamless project implementation as it is about managing the trades. Therefore, I produce strong financial results by uniting technical expertise with positive client relationships. I achieve mutual goals quickly, cost effectively, and according to exceptional standards and hope to bring this expertise to your organization.
Samples of my work as facilities management executive include:
- Facility maintenance management, including revamping call centers for major retailers involving systems redesign that reduces headcounts and improves customer service.
- Innovative plans, including programs for relamping, disaster recovery, and energy reduction.
- Oversight of simultaneous expansion of more than 100 Bigsales department stores, all within nine months.
Additionally, I have developed and executed programs as diverse as facilities management and construction for Sports Equipment Dealers and design and construction for PopularOnline.com. In my years as an executive, I have encountered and solved many of the customer service and client relation issues attending these large-scale development projects as well as paved the way for increased positive communication among architects, engineers, managers, general contractors, and tradesmen. With bottom-line responsibility, I endeavor to cut unnecessary costs with no decrease in the service quality.
If your company is looking for a facilities management and construction executive with the experience and expertise to develop leads and close sales--and subsequently plan, manage, and administer their growth, I would be interested in speaking with you to discuss the value that my strengths and experience can bring to your company. I can be reached in confidence at the above telephone numbers or email address. I look forward to hearing from you.
With best regards,
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