Don Iorio Farrell


Digital Market & E-Commerce

Cork, Ireland

Curriculum Vitae

Name:             Don Iorio Farrell                     Date of Birth:            29/03/1973

Address:        Park                                            Marital Status:          Married & 3 kids
Aghern                                       Nationality:                Irish
Co. Cork                                    Mobile:                       087-3244999
P51 F2H3                                  Email:                        [email protected]

Present Employment:

Self-employed: In 2010 Set up an online shop called importing home entertainment electronics from China and selling them directly to consumers in the UK & Ireland. Also sell on and, and supply a few electrical shops in Cork & Dublin with products they request direct from China. Started as a hobby in 2003 and now providing a regular source of income.

Currently studyingBSc in Digital Technology, Business and Design Degree online via Digital Skills Academy / DIT.

Previous Employment:

Employer:SmurfitKappa Packaging(Cork), Sitecast Ind. Est., Togher, Cork City

Duration: April 1997 to July 2010

Role: Despatch/Logistics Administrator
Providing efficient Administration support in the Logistics / Warehouse Department. Generating a multitude of different reports for Colleagues in Sales, Finance and external Customers. Ensuring all stock / inventory details in stock database are correct. Assisting Customers with Order Queries and resolving issues with Invoices / their account.


•  Generating stock and sales reports (Daily, Weekly and Monthly)
•  Reconciling Invoices and various other reports with Customers
•  Issuing Credit & Debit Notes for Customers incorrect Invoices
•  Liaising with the Shipping Dept to ensure correct stock shipped to Customers
•  Work with colleagues in Production to ensure correct orders are prepared for Customers
•  Providing Customers with Live Order Updates
•  Generating aged stock analysis reports and highlighting stock issues
•  Liaising with Customers Sales & Accounts Departments offering various Admin support
•  Liaising with SmurfitKappa Offices throughout Europe offering various Admin support
•  Working to a high standard and accuracy in strict timeframes

Made redundant in December 2009 as job was out-sourced to Shared Services in SmurfitKappa UK. In January 2010 offered additional contract work for Smurfit Kappa Cork as they adapted a new SAP based warehousing system. Assisted in implementing their stock inventory databases for a SAP system which went live in SmurfitKappa Cork in July 2010.

Previous Employment:

1994 – 1996    Freelance Advertising Publisher in Waterford and Cork

Summer 1993 Waiter in Poppy’s Restaurant, Waterford

Summer 1992 Waiter & barman in the Dorint Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany

1990 – 1991    Part-time Crew-person in McDonalds in Douglas, Cork

1989 – 1990    Part-time in Satellite Furniture, Cork, manufacturing fitted kitchens

Third Level:

2017 – 2018                 Currently studying BSc Degree          Digital Skills Academy / DIT, Dublin
in Digital Business & Marketing

1995 – 1997                 Certificate in Marketing,                     College of Commerce, Cork
Marketing Institute of Ireland

1992 – 1994                 Design Communications                    Waterford Institute of Technology

1991 – 1992                 Cert. in Commercial Computing,       College of Commerce, Cork
City & Guilds of London

Secondary Education:
1987-1991                   Honours Leaving Certificate              Douglas Community School, Cork

SmurfitKappa Career Achievements:

•      Set-up many of the I.T. reports & procedures used in the SmurfitKappa Logistics Dept.
·       Maximised use of AS400/iSeries by requesting new report options from the IT Dept.
·       Requested & introduced the P.O.D. Barcode Scanning system – EI Trax in 2003
·       Enhanced existing reports – resulting in more accurate and relevant data.
·       Shop Steward for office staff in SmurfitKappa Cork from 2001 – 2004
·       Negotiated new work practices with Management on behalf of Office Staff in 2002
·       Represented Office Staff on the SmurfitKappa Cork Safety Committee 2000-2004
·       Modernised the Logistics Dept in the late 2000’s by utilising internet based technologies

Skills and Experience:

•  14 years experience of working in a large company dealing with multi-nationals & small companies
•  Able to multi-task efficiently & excellent time management
•  Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
•  Proven record of meeting deadlines and working as part of a team
•   Able to streamline procedures effectively without compromising the accuracy of the task
•  Takes a pro-active approach to challenges and ensures all tasks are finished to a high standard
•  Has good understanding of databases / stock control and understands why correct data is crucial to the smooth operation of any business

Personal Accomplishments:

·       In 2003 set up online shop www.electrolite.ieselling home entertain electronics
·       Imported classic American Cars and sell them in Ireland (2003-2008 & 2016 – 2017)
·       Founding Committee Member and Treasurer of Douglas Organic Food Market (2003)
·       Renovated & sold two old houses in the greater Cork area. (2000 & 2002)
·       Completed 4 modules of Cambridge Information Technology Certificate (1991)
·       Editor of Douglas Community School Magazine (1990)
·       Managing Director of School Mini-Company (1989) (Company reached Munster Finals)
·       Production Manager of School Mini-Company (1988) (Company reached National Finals)
·       Irish Times Young Historian Award 1988(County Level) – project on Irish Volunteer Force

Computer Experience:

Various online software, Trello, Sage Accounts, Opencart, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SAP, AS400 iSeries, PCTopps, SalesNet, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Explorer, and Office 2010 and can quickly familiarize & use new computer systems and technology.

Personal Interests:

Formula 1 Racing (big Ferrari fan), Rugby, Classic American Cars, Current Affairs, Computers,
New Technology, Music, Reading, DIY, Current Affairs, History and Traveling.

Thank you for your time and consideration and if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Signed: Don Iorio Farrell

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