The position of a merchant assistant is usually an entry level position although some merchant assistants have worked at this position for years. Merchant assistants are responsible for performing administrative work in order to assist buyers and merchandise managers with business specific duties.
The skills and qualifications needed for this position is many as this is primarily and administrative job. Let us see how these skills can be portrayed in a cover letter.
Sample Cover Letter for Merchant Assistant
966 Tobys Lane
New Canaan, CT 63893
February 23, 2013
Mr. Kyle Pittman
536 Miles Road
New Canaan, CT 63901
Dear Mr. Pittman:
As a Business Education major at the University of Connecticut, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of both business practices and merchandising activities. However, I realize that mere book knowledge is not sufficient in integrating theory and practice which is why I would like to be considered for the position of a Merchant Assistant at Sears Holding.
My degree program has inculcated in me a comprehensive understanding of performing administrative functions in assisting merchandizing personnel. Understanding the need of exact business specific data in the merchandizing world, I possess excellent know-how of coordinating data and work processes to engender merits in communication and administrative processes. Since Product Development was the subject I excelled in specifically, I have attained significant knowledge which may help in contributing to the execution of the annual brand plan of your company.
I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss how I may be able to provide your company with a dynamic contribution for which I will call your office soon. Alternately, I can be reached at (878) 888-8888 or on my email address given on the enclosed resume.
Thank you for your time and consideration.