Cover letter for an Internship in Procurement

Cover letter for an Internship in Procurement

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An internship can provide you with excellent experience of the working world as well as looking great on a CV. It allows you not only to get a better idea of what you want or don’t want to do in the future but it can also provide you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learnt throughout your studies, in a hands on way.

When applying for an internship, as with any other job, your cover letter is the first contact that you will have with a recruiter, therefore it is vital that you make an excellent impression and include the skills and qualities that will enhance your application and show that you are the right person for the placement.

In procurement, skills such as people skills and the ability to manage professional relationships are highly sought after qualities, as these are vital when working with suppliers and developing relationships with them. Furthermore, being driven and perseverant are also qualities that a recruiter will be looking for and therefore mentioning these in your cover letter will not fail to impress.

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Example of cover letter for an Internship in Procurement

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to you to express my strong interest in filling the internship position which is available at your company. I am in the final year of my degree and would love validate my learning, through real life situations in the working field of this profession. My extensive experience and vast knowledge of the supply chain and operations, alongside my strong leadership skills and good relationship management abilities make me a leading candidate to fill this position.

As you can see in my attached CV, I am able to design and implement process improvements aimed at streaming activities whilst at the same time enhancing performance and quality. Through previous internships and other work experience opportunities I have had, I have been able to build a large amount of core strengths, logistics management, handling financial processes and transactions by overseeing the preparation, processing, verifying statements and approving monthly cash and cheque payments. I have also had numerous opportunities to lead small teams, where I have demonstrated driving the performance of the team, exceeding productivity goals whilst also ensuring service excellence.

Further areas I have enhanced and excelled in are in customer service, new accounts, accounts servicing and problem solving. I would relish the opportunity to convert my enthusiasm, creativity and experience into this internship to grow further in the operations field, being able to utilise the academic learning I have gained throughout my degree and help your business to grow and add value. I am certain that the contribution which I can make to your company can be extremely beneficial for you.

I am available at your convenience for further discussion about any role which you may have available for me and how I can be of benefit to your company. Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information. Thank you for taking the time to look over my application and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely


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