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A day in the life of Brid Lynch, Product Quality Integrator, Senior Manager at J&J (Janssen)

  • How does your normal day begin?

    Brid LynchI work in Product Quality Management within the pharmaceutical sector of J&J. My role entails end to end quality oversight of an assigned portfolio of products. Each day is different, I start the day with reviewing emails from my global colleagues and plan the day and week accordingly.

  • What do you love most about your job?

    I love interacting with so many people of different cultures. Every day, I am continuously learning because of the variety and nature of my work.

  • Do you have any productivity tips that help you through the working day?

    One tip I got from a Microsoft outlook training course is to turn off the email notifications thus allowing me to focus on long term items.

  • Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?

    Johnstown, Kilmichael, Co Cork – I spent my youth there on holidays visiting family and love the tranquillity of the countryside, the views of the mountains. It is a perfect base for walking with Gougane Barra Forest Park being a stone throw away.

  • Favourite holiday destination worldwide?

    Paris in the winter. We first went on honeymoon to Paris so many years ago and have returned so many times. It is a beautiful city with many activities like walking in a park, a trip on Seine or a visit to the museums. I recommend buying clothes in Saint-Germain-des-Prés as a must do experience.

  • Has your PDA network helped you in any way?

    I found the PDA technical reports as good resource when I was a QP for aseptic manufacture. The conferences and interacting with other PDA members is a great opportunity for connecting and benchmarking on industry practices. 

  • Favourite business motto

    In J&J, we have guiding principles, referred to as the CREDO, for conducting business. One line relating to the patients and all who use our products strikes a chord with me – In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality