Cover letter for a purchasing agent (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a purchasing agent.”

Examples of purchasing agent cover letters

When applying for a purchasing agent position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a purchasing agent”

“Date: September 2nd, 2011


Jessica Franklin

Recruitment Executive,

Hawkins Corporation,

32, Red Ridge Lane, Industrial Park,


Tennessee 24213


Dear Jessica,

I read about the requirement of Purchasing Agent for your organization in Get Jobs Magazine. I have been looking for a new job for a few days and this job sounds promising to me.

I have been a Purchasing Agent for the past twelve years. I have worked for Memphis Industrial Corporation in the past and currently, I am employed at Supernova Industries. I have developed and maintained professional relations with industrial suppliers and also with transport agencies across the state. Testing materials, preparing digital records, negotiating with suppliers, and leadership skills are some qualities that make me an efficient individual.

I am a friendly and outgoing individual with the ability to deliver excellent results within a limited time limit and resources.

If you require any more information, feel free to contact me at your convenience. I would be pleased to appear for an interview if you can schedule one. I would like to thank you and I hope for a positive reply.

Sincerely yours,

Robert McGuire




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Sample 2: “Cover letter for a purchasing agent”

“Tia Petersen


City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000

Gwynne Rodriguez

Fullerton Advertising

90 West Main Avenue

City, State, Zip Code


RE: Purchasing Agent wanted

Dear Ms. Rodriguez,

As professional with 11 years’ experience in manufacturing and production environments, I believe that my background could be a huge asset to your organization. In each of my professional roles, I have demonstrated consistent success as forward-thinking professional and dedicated team player.

I have spent the past four years of my career working as a Purchasing Agent for Company Name. I am very efficient, know proper cost, and can determine quality from non-quality product as a Purchasing Agent. I have been responsible for purchasing office supplies and other products, as well as determining costs, requisitions, and accounting needs. I am proficient in all the latest computer programs and software, and can work on a number of projects at once.

My attached resume will show you that I am the best candidate for your open Purchasing Agent position. I look forward to the chance to meet with your team and to discuss my qualifications in more detail as they apply to this opportunity with Fullerton Advertising Inc.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Tia Petersen”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a purchasing agent”

“Dear Ms. Durand:

Upon review of your posting for a Purchasing Agent, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your consideration. With my experience in managing product and material purchases—as well as my commitment to building strong supplier/vendor relationships—I feel confident that I would significantly benefit your organization.

From coordinating product orders and shipments and resolving corresponding issues to estimating arrival times and attending trade shows, my background has prepared me to excel in this role. With more than six years of experience in managing all aspects of purchasing, as well as my finely honed communication and time management skills, I am positioned to thrive in this position.

Highlights of my background include:

Demonstrating expertise in collecting product data, facilitating smooth shipments, communicating between a variety of teams and departments, and utilizing problem-solving abilities to ensure seamless operations.

Preparing purchase requisitions, RFQs, and purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of correct components; cut purchasing errors by 11% through close order inspection and review.

Reducing costs by 17% by negotiating optimal prices and terms with material suppliers and vendors.

Maintaining a 94% average vendor retention rate with more than 40 vendors through outstanding relationship management talents.

Utilizing organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills to propel teams and operations to peak results.

With my accomplished experience in coordinating product and material purchases, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to achieving success, I believe I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail.

Thank you for your consideration.


Ashley H. Day”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a purchasing agent”

“Dear Ms. Mcdaniel,

I saw the advertisement you posted looking for a Purchasing Agent for your company. I am perfect for this position, and have included my resume as requested, to prove it.

I have spent the past six years of my career working as a Purchasing Agent for Dixie Choppers. I am very efficient, know proper cost, and can determine quality from non-quality product as a Purchasing Agent. I have been responsible for purchasing office supplies and other products, as well as determining costs, requisitions, and accounting needs. I am proficient in all the latest computer programs and software, and can work on a number of projects at once.

Please touch base with me to learn more details on my career history, and give me a call at (555)-555-5555 and [email] I know I would make an excellent match for this role, and look forward to discussing it further.


Your Signature

Bruce Justice

Enclosure: Resume”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a purchasing agent”

“Josselin Pierrat


LBN Technologies, Inc.

Manchester, United Kingdom


Application for the position of Purchasing Agent

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the Purchasing Agent job within LBN Technologies, Inc. in Manchester. I am certain that I possess everything required to execute the role and all associated duties successfully while coming to you with a pro-active approach, excellent work ethic, and determination to meet all business objectives.

My name is Josselin Pierrat and I am a Certified Purchasing Manager with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Ulster University. At the university, I won the Dean’s Award for achieving exceptional academic results and I also served as a Class Representative for one year.

On top of my education, I worked as a Purchasing Agent at Innovationnn, Inc. for over two years. There, I was given the responsibility for managing and coordinating multiple procurement activities to ensure that all policies were always fully followed. Additionally, I:

  • Monitored expenses, negotiated prices, and developed strategic relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Worked on the constant improvement of delivery times and resolved any problematic issues.
  • Maintained and organized confidential files and records and completed detailed reports and statements.

Finally, I am a native French speaker with a proficiency in English and a basic knowledge of German. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on my qualifications. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Josselin Pierrat”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of purchasing agent cover letters

Are cover letters necessary for a purchasing agent?

Yes. A well-crafted cover letter can help to bridge the gap between your lack of practice experience and other applicants who have plenty.

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