CEO Jonathan O’Brien delivering keynote at the CILT Logistics Research Network conference

We are pleased to announce that CEO of Positive, Jonathan O’Brien, will be delivering a keynote talk at the 23rd annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Logistics Research Network, taking place at Plymouth University from 5th – 7th September 2018.

On Thursday 6th September, Jonathan will be opening the second day of the conference with a keynote address on the topic of “How strategic procurement must become one with supply chain, network and logistics management to secure competitive advantage for the future.”

Jonathan O’Brien is the CEO of the international procurement and negotiation consultancy, training and tools provider, Positive Purchasing Ltd ( As a specialist management consultant with over 27 years’ experience in purchasing, he has worked all over the world helping global blue-chip organizations transform their procurement capability. This has been achieved through training, education and working directly with practitioners and executive teams to drive in the adoption of category management and other strategic purchasing methodologies to deliver sustainable results and major business change.

An electronics engineer and broadcaster before practising purchasing, Jonathan is also author of a trilogy regarded by many as instrumental in defining best practice strategic procurement comprising Category Management in Purchasing, Supplier Relationship Management and the award-winning Negotiation for Procurement Professionals, plus The Buyer’s Toolkit – all published by Kogan Page.