Cover letter for a supervisor position (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a supervisor position.”

Samples of supervisor cover letters

To get a position as a supervisor, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a supervisor cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Supervisor cover letters”

“Ivy Haddington

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for the Supervisor position at Retail Ocean. As a candidate with several years of experience as a Supervisor, I believe I am well-qualified to meet the needs of your company.

During my 10-year tenure at TradeLot, I was responsible for managing over 100 employees. I supervised opening and closing, addressed customer and employee concerns and approved time sheets and paid time off. I used a professional but approachable demeanor with my employees. I encouraged them to ask questions if they were unclear on anything and made it a priority to resolve issues as soon as possible. I developed a personal but professional relationship with each of my employees. As many of them were high school and college students, they looked to me as a mentor. When TradeLot closed, I helped many of them find a new job. I believe that developing a strong relationship with employees makes them more productive and responsible.

My professional skills are rooted in my education from Coral Springs University. I studied Business Administration and studied many topics relevant to business and management. I find it very rewarding to be a major player in the success of a company and the success of the employees I am supervising.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I look forward to learning more about Retail Ocean, its products, its employees, and its customers. I am confident that my education and experience will prove me successful as the Supervisor at Retail Ocean.


Ivy Haddington”

Sample 2: “Supervisor cover letters”

“Shayna Booker


City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000

Isaac Ramos

Russell Parts Company

City, State, Zip Code


RE: Experienced Supervisor wanted

Dear Mr. Ramos,

As an ambitious professional, is my mission to team with a company that shares my dedication to growth and advancement, so it is with great enthusiasm that I forward my application for the position of Supervisor with Russell Parts Company. After more than 10 years in leadership positions, I will bring a passion for creating solutions and a passion for innovation through team collaboration.

During my professional history, I have demonstrated consistent success in applying these qualities to achieve high-reaching objectives. Some of the many strengths I can leverage to advance Russell Parts Company’s mission include:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Shoreheights College
  • Dedication to ethical standards and the ability to help encourage a busy, high-pressure workplace
  • Experience scheduling both production deadlines and the man-hours for complex production projects
  • Strong talent management and hiring abilities
  • Excellent communication skills (bilingual Spanish / English)

My solid education, commitment, and ongoing professional development are outlined in the attached document. I look forward to the opportunity learns more about becoming a Supervisor with Russell Parts Company and to discuss how I can contribute my strengths at your firm. Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials and experience.


Shayna Booker”

Sample 3: “Supervisor cover letters”

“Dear Ms. Solt:

With this letter and the attached resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in the Supervisor position you have available at Central Station, Inc. As a goal-focused and successful people manager and leader with extensive experience driving superior employee performances to optimize corporate profitability and productivity, I possess a wide range of knowledge and experience that will allow me to contribute toward the success of your company.

My expertise lies in training and developing employees, resolving staff concerns and conflicts, scheduling work hours and shifts, and managing strategic staff allocation to maximize efficiency. Through my experience, I have become adept in overseeing a wide variety of corresponding operational responsibilities to ensure outstanding workforce readiness and customer service excellence.

The following achievements demonstrate my qualification for this position:

Excelling in positions of increasing responsibility during my tenure with A.F. Brown & Co., culminating in my most recent position as Staff Supervisor with full responsibility for hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring, and managing 40 customer-facing employees in a fast-paced environment.

Directing all aspects of staff development and management—including leadership development and coaching to encourage progressive professional development and stimulate top-flight team performance.

Realizing consistent improvements in productivity, performance, and employee relations through effective relationship management, problem-solving, and communication abilities.

My proven dedication to optimizing operational success and workforce management, along with my acute ability to provide an exceptional level of customer service and support, will contribute immensely to the success of Central Station. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Jerry D. Watt”

Sample 4: “Supervisor cover letters”

“Dear Ms Dewberry,

I am interested in joining your team as a department supervisor. As a responsible and gregarious person, I am confident that I have the education, background, and skills necessary to excel on such a team.

In my previous employment, I was not only responsible for supervising, training, and scheduling for my department, but I also acted as a liaison between entry-level employees and management. I quickly gained the trust of my fellow employees as a hardworking and fair supervisor. As a dependable employee, my manager allowed me independence not granted to other workers in my position.

I believe department supervisors need to be able to focus on many different tasks at once, With multiple people vying for your attention, a supervisor should be able to calmly keep everything running smoothly. I am uniquely able to stay cool and collected in stressful situations. I am able to juggle many tasks without losing my train of thought.

It would be an honor to work with your company as a department supervisor. Please find my resume attached. Thank you for your time and consideration. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you further. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Sample 5: “Supervisor cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Wilkins,

Having worked for five years as a stock supervisor in a grocery retail store, I have managed $4 million in stock takes, optimized warehouse procedures, and most importantly, managed teams of up to 50 permanent and temporary staff.

Controlling the flow of stock into a big box retail store requires an eye for detail, an ability to manage others in a physically demanding role, and ensuring that each of the 15,000 SKUs ends up where it needs to be. Supervisors can’t do the heavy lifting, so getting the most out of man and machine is crucial. I received a 4.9/5 employee satisfaction rating from my team, and my degree in management has proven as useful as my diploma in logistics.

I also worked as the stock and replenishment supervisor for two years, overseeing an RF system rollout that saw gap count reduced by 35% and shrinkage improve by 2 percentage points. We saved an average of $750,000 on annual stock checks, and my team turnover was the most stable in the 15 stores in our region. Working outside of a warehouse setting gave me a different perspective on store dynamics, which will be particularly important in your role.

One of the key requirements for the role is an experience in the training and development of the stock team. I have managed 200+ people over my career and understand the levers to pull to ensure maximum performance. I have over 40 written recommendations that I would be happy to share.

I hope to have the opportunity for an interview to understand more about your stock KPIs and where the challenges lie.


Bruce Sixsmith”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of supervisor cover letters

What are the requirements of a supervisor?

Supervisor Skills

  • Leadership skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Record keeping.
  • Decision-making and prioritization.

How do I write a cover letter for a production supervisor position?

“Dear Hiring Manager, I’m thrilled to be submitting my application for the Production Supervisor position with Flagship Manufacturing. With multiple years of experience as a supervisor in the construction business, I have learned how to leverage my time management and people skills to properly oversee employees.”

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