Cover letter for management (5 samples)

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

Examples of management cover letters

To get a management position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a management 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: “Cover letter for a management position” 

“Malik Rabb

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to introduce myself as an applicant for the Manager position at Retail Ocean. With my extensive work experience and formidable education as the foundation for my skills and abilities, I believe I can be a valuable team player at Retail Ocean, the latest name in streetwear.

At my previous position as Manager of Cloud Clearwater, I effectively managed 30 employees. All of them directly reported to me. I was responsible for overseeing the opening and closing of the store, ensuring that payroll was processed on time, auditing time sheets, and handling employee and customer concerns professionally. My biggest priority was ensuring that the store ran smoothly and that all issues were addressed in a timely manner.

My ability to perform rests on the foundation of my education from Coral Springs University. As a graduate from the Business Administration program, I understand what it take to manage employees. I am well-versed in many aspects of business, including the financial portion. However, my education and work experience are tied together by my ability to empathize and communicate with others. I like to make people smile. It brings me great pleasure when an employee is truly succeeding and I get to promote them. It is also very rewarding to please my customers.

Thank you for your consideration for me as the Manager of Retail Ocean. I look forward to learning more about the company and its customers. I am positive that my education, care for others, and work experience will allow me to succeed as a Manager.


Malik Rabb”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a management position” 

“Wendy Applicant

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


July 12, 2021

Norman Lee

Regional Manager


123 Business Road

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

I was glad to see your job posting for the new Store Manager position because I have all the qualifications you are seeking. I will be moving to Cherry Grove in two weeks and I believe I am a perfect fit for the Bubbles store.

I have four years of retail experience as an assistant manager, and my skills include the ability to train and schedule employees effectively, to manage payroll, and to track and control inventory. I also have solid written and verbal communication skills, enjoy working with people, and I have a very flexible schedule.

In addition, I have extensive experience with bath and body care products and an eye for setting up enticing product displays. In fact, at my current store, I was given the responsibility for visual merchandising, including new displays, and sales of featured products increased by 25% over the past three months.

I’ve included my resume so you may review my experience and education. If you have any questions, please contact me. My cell phone number is 555-555-5555, and my email is I look forward to hearing from you so we can arrange an interview.


Wendy Applicant (signature for a hard copy letter)

Wendy Applicant”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a management position” 

“Karen D. Valenzuela

Assistant Manager – Retail Operations

3582 Broadcast Drive

Reston, VA 22090

July 6, 2019

Frances J. Willis


Willis Wearables

4025 Kildeer Drive

Norfolk, VA 23510

Dear Frances,

Presently, I’m the retail operations assistant manager for Reston Raiment, but I just today saw your advertisement for a manager at Willis Wearables and I’m excited to put forth my application. I’ve been a semi-frequent customer of WW over the years, and I’ve always adored the quality of your products and the helpfulness of the staff.

During my managerial career, I’ve acquired many skills and much supervisory knowledge. These abilities, coupled with my 5+ years of management experience, make me a strong contender for this position, I believe. On top of those mentioned things, I’m also honored to have achieved some important small successes, including:

  • Reduced employee turnover rates by 50% by creating a healthier, more family-like work environment.
  • Cut overhead costs by around $3,000 per month by implementing sustainable electronics and devices throughout the store.
  • Increased sales by 30% (2018 vs. 2017) in the holiday season by spearheading a new sales and marketing campaign.

These are but a few examples, but I hope they help to show you my management experience, a love for the job, passion, and dedication. I’m eager for the opportunity to bring these characteristics over to a store I’ve always admired.

If you’d give me the chance, I’d love to show you how I can build upon your current success and take Willis Wearables to the next level. 


Karen D. Valenzuela”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a management position” 

“Dear Mr. Jackson,

As a manager, I strive to add value to my company through effective organization and team motivation. I am highly interested in bringing my extensive managerial experience to work for you.

Your job posting indicates that you are looking for a goal-oriented manager to lead a midsize team. At my previous place of employment, I had the opportunity to supervise a department for over ten years. During my tenure, I implemented organizational changes within my department that improved workflow and raised efficiency, resulting in shorter turnaround times for projects.

In my capacity as a manager, I pride myself on my ability to build workplace relationships and motivate team members. I prioritize timely and effective feedback given in a constructive manner. I help my team to achieve their best and to take pride in their work.

I appreciate this opportunity to bring my qualifications to your attention. I would enjoy discussing them further with you in person.”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a management position”

“[Your Name]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing in application for the position of Manager at your company. With extensive experience backed by excellent academic achievement creating the foundation of my abilities, I am certain that I will provide a strong and positive contribution to the team at ABC Company.

In my previous job as a Manager of DEF Company, I was responsible for the effective management of 20 employees all of which directly reported to me. My duties included overseeing of all store operations such as opening and closing times, ensuring timely processing of payroll, auditing timesheets and handling customer and employee concerns efficiently. My impeccable customer service and innovative ideas have allowed me to identify key areas for improvement which have led to increased revenue by 150% in the past quarter.

My studies in business administration at GHI University has helped me develop strong conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills, both of which play a critical role in any managerial position. I hold an in-depth understanding of many business aspects including the financial side of things.

I appreciate your time and consideration for me as a candidate to your Manager position and look forward to learning more about the company. You can reach me at (123) 456-7891 or should you wish to discuss my application further.


[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of management cover letters

What do you say when applying for a management position?

  • I enjoy developing and managing processes.
  • I take responsibility for my actions.
  • I am decisive.
  • I feel comfortable enforcing rules.
  • I can mediate disagreements.

How do I sell myself for a management position?

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

  • Look at the part. 
  • Tailor your elevator pitch. 
  • Prepare meaningful anecdotes. 
  • Quantify your achievements. 
  • Say the right things.

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