An account manager cover letter should provide details of major sales or account management successes that are not listed in the rйsumй. It should make the potential employer want to review the rйsumй. It is wise to let someone proofread the letter to double check for misspellings, grammatical errors or awkward wording. You should compose a unique letter for each company where you are applying for a job. Acquire some knowledge about each company so that you can relate your skill set to the needs of the company. Here are some account manager cover letter samples you can use to create your own letter.
Example 1 – Target to Company
This account manager cover letter example is from an experienced individual who handles key accounts for a national physician practice management software company. She is moving to another state due to her husband’s job transfer and is seeking an account manager position with another branch office of her current employer.
Dear Mr. Travis:
My name is Diana Wagner and I am an account manager at the Oklahoma City branch of ABC Healthcare Technologies. I am moving to Topeka, Kansas due to my husband’s job transfer and I am applying for a position as an account manager at the Topeka branch. Enclosed are my application, rйsumй and letter of reference from Alan Foster, Director of Client Development in Oklahoma City.
I have been with ABC for 4 years. The first 2 years I was a sales representative and the last 2 years I have been an account manager responsible for a number of key accounts. I have a small team of sales representatives and administrative assistants that I supervise and, although we are small in numbers, we are a dynamic team that brings in an impressive amount of revenue for ABC each month.
I brought in the OC Physicians Clinic my first year with ABC. What started as a strong multi-specialty group of 40 doctors has tripled in size to include 125 doctors in 22 locations around the state and is now our largest client. My second year I brought in Mid-State Allergy Consultants, a group of 60 allergists with 9 offices in the greater Oklahoma City area. I am responsible for managing these key accounts and others along with supervising the work activities of my team, generating monthly revenue reports for management and training new sales representatives.
My family and I have sold our home here in Oklahoma and will be moving to Topeka in 2 weeks. I am able to start a new job the first of the month. Please review my application, rйsumй and reference letter and contact me if you have any questions. I am available for an interview at your convenience and can be reached on my cell phone at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Example 2 -Unadvertised Opening
This account manager cover letter example is from a sales representative with an event planning firm. She is applying for a position as an account manager at several similar firms in the area. She has handled multiple events for large corporations and has developed some excellent contacts in corporate America.
Dear Ms. Franklin:
I am a sales representative with Magical Events here in Houston. I believe we have met in the past at a trade show in Dallas. I am seeking a position as an account manager. I am ready to take my career up a notch and, although I have enjoyed my work and learned a great deal here at Magical Events, there is no room for advancement at this time. It is a small exclusive firm where sales representatives handle each event from start to finish. Part of my job is to study the competition, and I have studied your company’s work and found that ABC Event Planners is doing some exciting and innovative things. I believe I have the skills and the contacts to help you take your company to the next level.
In researching your company I noticed that you have handled very few large weddings. This is an area where I have made a name for myself in Houston and in other parts of Texas. I could bring my experience and contacts in the world of weddings to ABC and open up a new line of business for your company. You may know that I just spent the last month in Austin handling the governor’s daughter’s wedding which was truly a magical event that came together without a single glitch. I have handled other weddings for politicians, celebrities and giants in the corporate world as well. Providing customers with round the clock accessibility and superior customer service is one of my strongest points.
Along with weddings, I have extensive experience handling corporate open houses, the opening of new business branches, the launch of new products, large parties and celebrations for Houston’s movers and shakers and other special events. My resume is attached and I am available for an interview at your convenience. Please contact me at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email] should you have an opening for an account manager.
Example 3 – Response to Job Postings and Classifieds Ads
This account manager cover letter example is from an experienced manager who works for a financial management firm handling both commercial and individual accounts. He is looking to boost his career by transitioning to a company that provides more room for advancement. He has extensive contacts and strong networking skills.
Dear Ms. Baker:
My name is David Martin and I am very interested in the position of accounts manager with XYZ Financial Consultants which was advertised in the Chicago Tribune online job site. I believe I have a great deal to offer XYZ as I am an enthusiastic, sales driven individual who is not averse to working long hours including evenings and weekends. I am highly dedicated and employ a methodical approach to cultivating sales leads and generating lucrative contracts. Your company impresses me with its commitment to creative financial management techniques and I believe I would thrive in such an environment by honing my sales and managerial skills and boosting the company’s revenue with new contracts.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DePaul University where I attended on a full scholarship and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Since finishing graduate school 4 years ago I have been working with ABC Financial Innovations where I have worked up to the position of account manager handling some key accounts and signing new ones as well. I manage both large and small portfolios, cultivate key clients to generate additional business and strive to effectively lead and motivate my sales team. I possess strong presentation and negotiation skills that have helped me create mutually beneficial relationships with my clients.
I am passionate about sales and determined to exceed company targets and clients’ business goals. I am committed to retaining clients for the long term by diligently helping them achieve success. Please review my attached resume. I am available at your convenience for a telephone or personal interview. You may reach me on my cell phone at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.