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Malcolm Goonrtileke,SVP Global Plan and Inventory Management, Levi Strauss & Co.

Malcolm Goonetileke joined LS&Co. in the summer of 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Global Merchandise Planning & Inventory Management.  In his role, Malcolm is responsible for forecasting and monetizing all product strategies while optimizing inventory investments. He leads the global planning organization (300+ employees) designed to drive revenue and profitability by region and channel. His immediate focus is on transforming the planning function through best-in-class capability building and systems implementation.
An accomplished planning veteran with almost 20 years of experience in retail, Malcolm has worked for multiple global brands including Reebok, Guess, Gap, Ann Taylor, J Crew and Coach. He joined Levi’s from Coach where he led the Global Merchandise Planning team.

Malcolm has a successful track record of building planning competencies having led major functional transformations at both Ann Taylor and Coach.  He is passionate about fostering talented and cohesive planning teams that know how to shape demand to drive growth.  Malcolm views planning as the analytical muscle that enables design and merchants to create game changing, profitable assortments while driving regional category leadership with effective inventory investment strategies.


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