Wan Rong Hsieh
Country Manager, The Hut Group
MSc Information Systems Management & Innovation (2015 - 16)

*MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation was previously titled MSc Information Systems Management & Innovation

What is your role and what does your company do? 

I work for The Hut Group as a Country Manager. 

The Hut Group (THG) is a British e-commerce company based in Manchester. The group operates 100+ international websites to sell FMCG directly to consumers in more than 50 countries.  

THG owns a wide range of brands and online platforms including Myprotein (sports nutrition), ESPA (natural skincare), Illamasqua (cosmetics), Coggles (luxury fashion retailer) and Lookfantastic (beauty skincare and haircare). 

What does your job involve? 

I’m working in the health division as Myprotein Taiwan country manager. I look after the Myprotein Taiwan site and am responsible for all the trading, marketing, branding, operation and recruitment of Myprotein Taiwan. 

How did the course help you to prepare for your role? 

The course equipped me with fundamental knowledge of online industry, it also provided lots of opportunities for teamwork and improving my presentation skills. These all helped to build up my skills and competence required for this role. 

My job contains quite a lot of team projects where you work with people from different departments and backgrounds. The training at WBS helped me to sharpen my communication skills and become a good team player, and this is applicable in most jobs. 

Why did you choose Warwick Business School? 

WBS has a good reputation and excellent teaching staff and facilities. It also has a strong alumni network. 

What was the best thing about studying at WBS?  

The exciting group project and all the people I met at WBS were definitely the best parts of studying there.  

What were the key things you took away from your course?  

There are three key things I learned from my course:  

  • Think outside of the box and be innovative. This is very important, especially when working in a fast-moving industry. You always need to brainstorm with the team for new marketing/campaign ideas or new product development ideas. 

  • Be a good team player that people like to work with. Most jobs involve a lot of teamwork, and so knowing how to work with people efficiently is vital. 

  • Don’t be afraid to speak out and share your ideas. People value this and will be more likely to ask for your opinions when there’s a discussion. 

Did you utilise CareersPlus whilst you were at WBS? 

Yes. I booked CareersPlus to seek advice on my CV and the consultant gave me useful feedback on how to make my CV outstanding. 

What would you say to someone thinking of applying for your course at WBS? 

It’s not an easy path but it could be a life-changing journey as long as you work hard on it. You can gain and learn so much that you couldn’t even imagine before. 

At WBS we are proud to be ‘For the Change Makers’. What does being a Change Maker mean to you? 

For me, being a Change Maker means to be proactive and not being afraid of failure. You will never know unless you try!