Strength in Structure

We have made P&G’s organization structure an important part of our capability to grow. It combines the global scale benefits of a $79 billion global company with a local focus to win with consumers and retail customers in each country where P&G products are sold.

P&G's corporate structure. Market Development Organizations. Global Business Units: Beauty Care, Global Health & Well-being, Household Care. Global Business Services: Shared Services. Corporate Functions: Governance, Capability, Functional Innovation.

P&G’s structure has removed many of the traditional overlaps and inefficiencies that exist in many large companies.

  • Global Business Units (GBUs) focus solely on consumers, brands and competitors around the world. They are responsible for the innovation pipeline, profitability and shareholder returns from their businesses.
  • Market Development Organizations (MDOs) are charged with knowing consumers and retailers in each market where P&G competes and integrating the innovations flowing from the GBUs into business plans that work in each country.
  • Global Business Services (GBS) utilizes P&G talent and expert partners to provide best-in-class business support services at the lowest possible costs to leverage P&G’s scale for a winning advantage.
  • Lean Corporate Functions ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

We have been utilizing this structure for over a decade, and continue to see faster global expansion of new innovations, better in-market execution and increased savings from purchasing scale and outsourcing partnerships.