Dear Mr. Fielding,
Your advertisement says that you are seeking a Merchandise Planner who has a degree in Merchandising; over two years experience hands on, and is current with the latest in the fashion industry. I am here to tell you that I am just the person that you seek, and have included my resume for your review.
Some of my most compelling career qualifications include: a Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising, four years experience as a Merchandise Planner with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and outstanding forecasting skills and analysis planning. As you will find from my recommendations, I have an excellent track record in the four years I have been employed, and have learned in a relatively short amount of time, a lot about the industry, and what is required of a Merchandise Planner to be the best at what he/she does. I am knowledgeable about merchandising metrics, planning of product assortment, allocation and distribution, and the key performance indicators involved in fashion planning. Moreover, I am proficient in all industry specific and general computer programs and applications.
I am certain that you find my enclosed qualifications a great fit for your open position, and I ask that you give me the opportunity to meet with you and explain further why I am the best person for the job. Please contact me at (555)-555-5555. Thanks.