Cover letters for contract specialist (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 19/10/2022

This blog post will show examples of contact specialist cover letters.

How to write a contract specialist cover letter

The best format for writing a cover letter for a contract specialist is:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, 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.
  • 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. 
  • It would be best to connect your most relevant qualifications with the job position. It helps employers see why you’re a great fit for the role.
  • 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 contract specialist”

“John Mallard

Charlotte, North Carolina


March 22, 2021

Dear Kelly Myers,

I’m writing to apply for the contract specialist position with Patrickson Energy Corporation. As a National Contract Management Association Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) with over a decade of experience developing and overseeing contracts with private businesses and the federal government, I hope to bring my skills to the new green energy initiative at Patrickson Energy Corporation. I’ve always been passionate about renewable energy, and working for a leader in the energy field like Patrickson is one of my long-term career goals.

As the lead contract specialist with the Federal Services Division of Fifth Source Energy, I gained experience working with federal agencies and developed key negotiation skills. I have a deep knowledge of federal contracting and fulfilment laws and regulations and served as a resource for other contract specialists in our department. I drafted and negotiated over 30 individual contracts with federal and state government agencies. I also audited and redeveloped the contract approval process at Fifth Source, an initiative that improved my team’s efficiency rate by 20%.

I thrive in a fast-paced environment and am a natural multitasker. I am a skilled negotiator and conscientious coworker. I work well in a team but am equally comfortable completing negotiations independently. Most importantly, I am dedicated to the contracting process and am passionate about reaching agreements that benefit all the involved parties.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I’m excited about the opportunity to use my experience and skills to further Patrickson’s commitment to clean energy. Please contact me if you have questions about my application materials or to schedule an interview at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


John Mallard”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a contract specialist”

“Dear [hiring manager],

I am excited to be applying for the Contracts Officer position at Topdown Contracts. I have more than five years of experience in contract management and administration, and I believe my skills and experience would be a valuable addition to your team.

In my previous role as a Contracts Administrator at ABC Corporation, I was responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts within the company. I have a strong understanding of contract law and am confident in my ability to identify and mitigate risks associated with contract negotiations. I am also experienced in contract management software, which I utilized to create and manage contract files, track contract milestones, and generate reports.

I am a motivated and detail-oriented individual who takes pride in my ability to deliver quality work on time. I am confident that I have the skills and experience necessary to be successful in the role of Contracts Officer at Topdown Contracts. I look forward to discussing this opportunity further with you and thank you for your time and consideration.


Sample 3: “Cover letter for a contract specialist”

“Dear [hiring manager],

I am writing in regard to the open position for a Contracts Officer that I saw on your website. I am confident that I have the skills and qualifications that you are looking for in a candidate and I am eager to put my experience to work for your company.

As a Contracts Officer with three years of experience, I have a proven track record of delivering results. In my previous roles, I have been responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts. I have also developed and managed contract databases. My attention to detail and strong organizational skills have allowed me to successfully manage multiple contracts simultaneously.

I am confident that I can be a valuable asset to your team and I look forward to discussing this opportunity further with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Your name”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a contract specialist”

“[Your name]

[The city and state where you live]

[Primary phone number]

[Email address]


Dear [name of the hiring manager or HR professional],

I’m writing to apply for the position of [position title] with [Company.] [In a few sentences, describe yourself as a candidate and explain why you think you’re a good fit for the position].

[In this paragraph, describe your most recent, most senior or longest position as a contract specialist or related professional. Include your primary responsibilities, any leadership experience and accomplishments].

[In this paragraph, describe key skills and certifications. Connect your skills to the job description to illustrate how your skills make you a strong candidate].

Thank you for your time and consideration. [Insert a sentence restating your enthusiasm and qualifications for the position]. Please contact me if you have questions about my application materials or to schedule an interview at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


[Your name]”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a contract specialist”

“Dear Ms. Cordray:

Upon learning of your need for a seasoned Contract Administrator to join your team, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As an experienced and dedicated professional with experience providing comprehensive leadership and support in contract preparation and negotiation, I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your company in this role.

My background consists of more than 15 year’s experience overseeing contract administration functions for companies spanning the technological, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors. Backed by superior communication and multitasking capabilities, I excel at preparing business contracts with optimal terms and benefits for companies while driving maximum internal productivity and cost efficiency.

Highlights of my experience include…

Drafting, examining, analyzing, and continually revising contracts, bids, termination letters, RFPs, amendments, and addendums while negotiating strategic terms and mitigating corporate risk.

Negotiating new contracts with technical service providers, resulting in annual savings of more than $925,000.

Identifying and pursuing opportunities to cut costs by contracting—or re-contracting—with key facilities, networks, and other groups in alignment with the strategic goals of the company.

Working closely with legal teams to stay abreast of internal policies and procedures and ensure full down-the-line compliance with legal regulations and contract verbiage.

Developing new processes to streamline contract operations during departmental downsizing and work volume increases.

Balancing multiple tasks within deadline-driven atmospheres while providing top-level interpersonal skills and maintaining strict attention to detail.

With my proven commitment to delivering the highest quality of contract administration and negotiation, I am well prepared to extend my record of exceptional service to your team. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you further. Thank you for your consideration.


Martha B. Clarke”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a contract specialist cover letter

Are there common mistakes to avoid when writing my contract administrator cover letter?

Here are a few common mistakes to avoid:

  • Don’t focus on yourself too much
  • Don’t share all the details of every job you’ve had
  • Don’t write a novel

How many pages should my cover letter be?

Your cover letter should only be half a page to one full page. Your cover letter should be divided into three or four short paragraphs.

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