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SAS Programmer (Support) – Kuala Lumpur

This role will be responsible for supporting senior programmers and consultants in managing the delivery of reports for multiple study programmes; with the aim of ultimately being able to manage and run a complete programme. 

Company Overview

Global Insights Consulting Practice – our largest business-line globally, runs evidenced-based consulting programmes, based on interviewing the leading industry experts to support the analysis of industry trends and the competitive performance and positioning of providers. The Global Insights Consulting practice conducts more than 50 evidence-based Insights Consulting Programmes annually, covering life insurance, health insurance, wealth management, asset management and reinsurance, across all major financial services markets internationally.

The Programming Team leads the exploration of data and derivation of insights from a variety of global programmes within the Insights practice from utilising state-of-the-art Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) strategies to implementing interactive dashboards using a multitude of data visualisation tools. Though we are a diverse set of individuals with different cultural backgrounds, interests, and levels of software expertise, we are bounded by our passion for analytics and drive for excellence.

Summary Statement

We offer an exciting role within our Insights team for an individual seeking to combine their strong data management, analytical and visualisation capabilities within a genuinely global environment and to advance their career with technical development and leadership opportunities.

This role will be responsible for managing the delivery of outputs for multiple Global Insights programmes; with the aim of ultimately being able to manage and run a complete programme. The position will work closely with a team of programmers to support consultants in the analysis and delivery of insights to our clients. It is expected that the incumbent will contribute project experience, research and analysis skills to the team.


SAS Programmer (Support)


Kuala Lumpur


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and deliver the desired outputs for the assigned insights programmes: a) Manage survey data from different sources; b) Analyse survey data using both existing and innovative methodologies; and c) Visualise results using both existing (SAS) and interactive dashboards.

  • Develop skills in order to be responsible for each stage of the programme cycle quickly. Relevant work experience using Base SAS is required to be able to manage the different stages of the programme cycle. Technical training and guidance will be provided: a) Data import, review and cleansing; b) Analysis of results; c) Delivery of reports (static and interactive) to various clients; and d) Management of various ad hoc requests and analyses.

  • Interact proactively and positively with programme managers and colleagues from other areas of NMG to gain better understanding of the various programmes and deliver accurate outputs.

  • Applying a creative and curious mindset, applying new and evolving approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of our Insights studies.

  • Living the NMG Values of Collaboration, Make it Count, Curiosity and ‘Go for it!’.

Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 3 years’ of experience using Base SAS, MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel are essential); a bachelor degree or higher (in Computer Science, Statistics/Mathematics, Computing or equivalent) with strong academic performance.

  • Experience using interactive dashboarding tools such as Tableau and PowerBI; working knowledge in SAS/Graph is a plus; knowledge in other programming languages is valued e.g. Python, R, VBA, JavaScript, HTML and CSS; strong visualisation skills (dashboard and/or graph designing); good analytical abilities, ability to interrogate and model data; passion in programming as well as data analysis.

  • Effective communication skills at all levels, able to build excellent working relationships with clients and team members; excellent attention to detail; creativity and ability to think ‘outside the box’.

  • Ability to prioritise competing demands and organise work flows clearly; ability to work well under pressure; proved fast and keen learner – willing to ask questions when necessary; curious, flexible and learning-oriented; ambitious and motivated.

  • Malaysian and/or Malaysian PR applicants are highly preferred.

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