JD Sports Jobs – People Change Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Bury B

Website JD Sports

Role Overview :

The main purpose of this role is to support the Change Lead, People Team and wider buisness in driving business growth through accurate and effective change implementation for people operations processes

Key Responsibilities

  • Own change management work streams with a structured methodology / process.
  • Understand and translate stakeholder requirements to identify relevant system configuration solutions.
  • Conduct swift and accurate systemic updates following Group acquisitions / software updates / process changes, as required by the business.
  • Develop change management plans for projects and/or change initiatives within the People Team.
  • Apply a change management process and tools to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative.
  • Evaluate the impact of planned organisational change within the wider JD People Group.
  • Escalate identified risks and resistance to change and support the Change Lead with mitigation tactics.
  • Support development of, and delivery of, communications and training materials relevant to change initiatives.
  • Effectively prioritise and deliver multiple change iniatives concurrently, ensuring all requirements delivered on time and in budget.
  • Conduct robust change and regression testing.

Work in collaboration with the Change Lead and wider people team to deliver the Group people strategy


JD Group

JD Fashion Plc is a leading international multi-channel retailer of branded sports, fashion, and outdoor brands. Established in 1981 with a single store in the North-West of England, today JD is an industry leading retail business with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across a number of retail fascias in 32 markets around the world. JD is at the pinnacle of the global sports fashion industry, providing customers with a product range that remains both authentic and uniquely appealing across a highly differentiated omni-channel experience.

Our business model is split into Sports Fashion, Street & Premium Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and has been a FTSE100 publicly quoted company since 2019. In FY21, JD Sports Fashion Plc generated revenues of £6,167.3m, underlying PBT of £324.0m and net cash of £795.4m and a market capitalisation of £7.275bn.

JD won the International Excellence award at the Drapers Awards 2021 and was named best performing share of the 2010s with revenues increasing from £770m in 2010 to £6.1bn in 2021.


As a business, JD puts people at the centre. Through the JD foundation colleagues can take part in charity volunteering opportunities. The business supports your wellbeing through our departmental wellbeing champions, and health and wellbeing events and initiatives. Our employee forum also gives you a voice to tell us what’s important to you and how we can support you.

Alongside that, we offer competitive benefits, including; staff discount at JD and all their fascias, discounted JD gym membership, 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) increasing with each year of service, up to 33days, hybrid working, pension scheme, free onsite secure parking, unlimited fruit, tea and coffee and an onsite subsidised canteen.

JD values diversity and inclusion and champions a culture where everyone feels, valued, included and celebrated.

Unfortunately, because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, we are sometimes unable to respond to every application. If you haven’t heard from us within 14 days of applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions within JD Sports Fashion plc please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further.

JD Sports Fashion plc is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • Experience of working within a change team (Ideally 1+ years)
  • Experience with HRIS and People systems preferred
  • Understanding of People processes
  • Ability to think outside the box and solutionise
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in maintaining stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate about making a difference and driving continuous improvement

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