COVER LETTER FOR:

Supply Planning Manager

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am applying for the position of Supply Planning Manager in [TOWN]. In addition to extensive experience negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with both domestic and international suppliers, I have a thorough understanding of all aspects of supply chain management as evidenced by my Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) accreditation from the Institute for Supply Management. With this background, I believe I am an excellent fit for your needs.
As Senior Buyer at [COMPANY], my focus was to manage delivery of raw materials on schedule and in conformance to all customer requirements while driving down costs. My team rationalized our supply base and aligned business toward strategic partners with long-term agreements, which enabled us to control costs, make possible vendor stocking programs to manage inventory, and ensure the highest level of cooperation on all quality issues. By challenging our production team and preferred suppliers to apply best practices and relentlessly seek new and creative solutions, we were able to meet and exceed purchase price variance, throughput, on-time delivery and material usage variance targets.
I have a high level of expertise integrating Microsoft Excel, Access and Crystal Reports with an MRP system for analysis, reporting and action. I was a core member of [COMPANY]’s MRP system steering committee and a company leader in designing queries and reports for tracking internal and supplier-related metrics. I also was a department lead on cross-functional teams for standard cost implementation, ITAR export compliance, and SOX compliance projects following the acquisition of [COMPANY] by [BIG COMPANY] in 2007.
Sincerely,

Clinton, NJ

This example was posted: 2/19/2010 10:58:24 AM EST

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