Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a <insert job title/position> capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to significant experience in sales, I bring to you an outstanding background in operations management, a proven track record in strengthening employee productivity and performance, and solid expertise in P&L, marketing, staff training and development, territory growth, and optimizing revenue production. To complement these qualifications, I offer extensive and successful experience in overseeing a broad scope of projects from initial planning to timely completion.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a driven professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through polished business acumen, sharp leadership talents, and excellent initiative. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of company>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy
Results-driven Management Executive eager to contribute expertise in driving operations, business development, customer relations, and team-building initiatives toward actively collaborating with a dynamic organization in maximizing bottom-line performance.
Excel in operations/sales leadership with proficiency in P&L (profit and loss), customer relations and retention, and formulating policies and procedures which increase productivity, service levels, and efficiency. Continuously assess business operations to determine and optimize fiscal/sales performance, sustainability, and competitive positioning. Harness enthusiasm and energy to hire, build and inspire teams, elevate morale, and steer personnel to attain assigned targets. Reputation for creativity, reliability, establishing a cooperative climate across multiple departments, and identifying opportunities which will result in long-term benefits for the employer. Appreciated for strong communication skills, a solid work ethic, and superior capabilities in staff training and coaching.
Initiated and launched new online vertical products which generated $1M+ in new revenue for ASP Westward.
Participated in major website improvements which increased internet revenue for The Greensheet by over 40% in two years.
Boosted revenues for Helen Gordon Interests by 8.5% ($16M annually) through exceptional product management expertise, employee development talents, budget compliance, and daily operations management.
Contributed to developing Backpage.com currently producing over $9M per year.
Grew revenues for Village Voice Media by 23% to over $6M annually.
Trained, coached, motivated and managed 18 quality employees at R.S. Hughes Company to rapidly increase sales 28% and net profit by 37%.
Championed launch and management of new sales region for R.S. Hughes Company, bolstering sales by 100% in ten months.
ASP Westward, Houston Community Newspapers, Houston, TX, 2007 to Present
Local Advertising & Online Sales Director
Spearhead local retail and online sales activities with accountability for 10 direct reports and 50 outside sales representatives and support staff throughout 12 locations state-wide.
Strategically target new industry verticals while maintaining strict budget compliance.
Applied dynamic leadership talents toward hiring, training and mentoring four new management professionals.
Provide critical leadership and sales coaching for 47 community newspaper sites in Houston, Colorado, and East Texas.
Integral member of executive management team tasked with meeting weekly to discuss and respond to business issues and concerns.
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Professional Experience continued
Helen Gordon Interests, The Greensheet, Houston, TX, 2004 to 2007
- Proficiently steered display sales and assembled inside sales team for implementation in all markets.
- Established and implemented new commission structure for sales departments in all cities.
- Directed, coached, supervised and motivated department of 55 employees comprised of inside sales reps, outside sales reps, support staff, and production personnel.
Village Voice Media, Houston Press, Houston, TX, 2001 to 2004
Classified Advertising Director
Directed full spectrum of department operations inclusive of marketing, accounting, budgeting, client relations, and ad development.
Decisively hired, trained, motivated and mentored 12 new sales representatives, and supervised total of 20 employees.
Significantly elevated financial performance in key vertical markets by researching, selecting and implementing new CRM system.
Appointed to serve on internet revenue committee and tasked with formulating strategies for boosting fiscal growth.
Innovatively initiated and launched several special sections and special pullouts which captured excellent revenue results and became regular features for Houston Press.
Revised accounting procedures to reduce accounts receivable aging by 17%.
R. S. Hughes Company, Houston, TX, 1998 to 2001
Sales and Operations Manager (2000 to 2001)
- Steadily advanced through several promotions to drive complete branch operations including personnel training and management, sales, budgeting, forecasting, and P&L.
Outside Salesperson (1999 to 2000)
Manager Trainee (1998 to 1999)
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Economics, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1997
Interviewer s Name
It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the <insert job title> position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the challenges and responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
(Choose one of the two paragraphs below, depending on whether or not you have, or have not yet, interviewed with the person)
(I am eager to meet with you in person to further discuss my background and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone number so we can continue the discussion we began over the telephone.)
(Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.)
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