The Great Amara Catch Up with Lauren from Buying!
This month we spent some time in the Buying department with Assistant Buyer Lauren. We tore her away from her buying duties for five minutes and talked all things Amara and her passion for mac & cheese…
What is your role and how long have you been at Amara?
Assistant Buyer & it will be 3 years in December!
What was your first impression of the company when you walked through the door?
I initially questioned as to whether I was in the right place – you don’t expect to drive up to a chicken shed! However, it didn’t take long for the buzzy atmosphere to make me feel comfortable and realise this was where I wanted to work.
Favourite part of Amara life?
Definitely the people. It’s so nice working with a team that you get along with, especially because we spend 9 hours a day with each other. (Coming in at a close second would be the tuck shop for fixing those mid-afternoon chocolate cravings).
If you could work in any other team for a day, which would it be and why?
The Studio! I would love to see how the lifestyle images are put together & what goes on behind the scenes – especially the image editing, the way they add/remove parts of the photo baffles me.
What is your most memorable Amara moment?
I designed a beach towel for our A by Amara label, and seeing the first one sold was really cool. It went all the way to the USA!
What couldn’t you live without and why?
Pasta!!!!! Specifically Mac n’ Cheese, I could eat it every single day.
If a genie gave you a wish what would you wish for?
A life remote. I would love to be able to go back in time to relive my favourite memories, as well as fast forward horrible moments. It would also be nice to have little pauses during the day to take naps..