About Sanipex Group
Established in Dubai, in 1995, the SANIPEX GROUP offers a unique lifestyle proposition for ultra-stylish indoor and outdoor living throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. With several showrooms located across the GCC and Africa featuring a wide choice of products from its own brands BAGNODESIGN and AQUAECO, alongside those from the world’s leading designers and manufacturers, the company provides a one-stop-shop experience for a wide range of professionals, from architects and interior designers to developers and retailers, in addition to private clients.
The GROUP’s project portfolio includes some of the world’s most iconic buildings and innovative developments; our in-house project team works closely with clients across the hospitality, residential, institutional, and healthcare sectors to deliver bespoke solutions designed to stand the test of time.
Great Place to Work
Certified as a Great Place to Work® in the UAE for 2023-2024 based on direct employee feedback, SANIPEX GROUP is dedicated to cultivating a thriving workplace culture that values and supports its employees while enabling them to achieve their full potential.
“We are very proud to announce that our approval rate was a fantastic 94 percent, against a UAE average of 68 percent. This certification is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating a thriving and rewarding workplace for all our employees.”
– Daryl Barker, Group Managing Director, SANIPEX GROUP.
Progression within the company is propelled through our internal programs, leadership development, values of hard work, and collaboration. Recognising that everyone has their own unique input, we encourage new ideas and fresh ways of thinking, with innovation and creativity being the driving force of our ethos.
Appraisals and targets are set regularly, not only so that goals are met, but also so employees feel a sense of personal responsibility and advancement in their careers. We also place enormous value on internal promotion and prioritise employee training and development.
Why Work for Sanipex Group
We are a progressive, internationally diverse and truly innovative company. We’re rapidly growing and have wide ranging opportunities for career development.
Join a dynamic, creative team of people who are passionate about our customers and products.
Our team enjoy and participate in comprehensive training programs to develop new skills and capabilities. You too can thrive in a positive, fun and driven culture and take your career to new heights with Sanipex Group.
“Being with Sanipex Group for almost 19 years, I have witnessed the great growth of our business and myself. I really enjoyed each moment working here as Sanipex is more than a company for me, it is my family. What makes it successful is the management support and strong leadership because they understand that technology becomes the core of any business development and it is the future.”
“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed how Sanipex Group has evolved since I first joined the company over 20 years ago. I have seen the business grow from being a supplier of high-quality European bathroom and plumbing solutions across the MENA region, to the global entity it is today with a vastly expanded portfolio, client base, and geographic reach. Being part of such a dynamic business is both exciting and personally fulfilling.”
“I have been working with SANIPEX GROUP for the last 15 years. It’s been a wonderful journey since I started with SANIPEX GROUP in 2008 as Warehouse Assistant. Working in various roles within the warehouse currently I am working as Assistant Manager in warehouse operations. SANIPEX always been given importance to the employee’s growth. I am very happy working with the excellent management and colleagues.”
“I joined the company 16 years ago, and the culture and people I have worked with have a unique blend between a corporate setting and a large, connected community. My clients have also been a source of inspiration and some have come with their well thought ideas which have taught me to become a well-informed ambassador for our products.”
Melissa Gray, Showroom Designer – Merchandising
Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at SANIPEX GROUP.
Hello, I’m Melissa – and I’ve been a part of SANIPEX GROUP for seven years. My current role is showroom designer for merchandising, and before this, I had the privilege of working in both retail and marketing within the company.
Can you tell us about your shift from retail to your current role, and what does a typical day look like for you?
In 2016, I began my journey with BAGNODESIGN UK in retail, then marketing for the next three years. During this time I contributed to the visual merchandising, managed two showroom refurbishments and two exhibition stands, which set the stage for my current role. In marketing I created graphics and written content, so I was still able to work closely with the products. I then relocated to Dubai in 2019, continued marketing with SANIPEX GROUP, and transitioned to lighting merchandising in 2021 before taking on the role of showroom designer in 2022.
As a showroom designer, I manage all displays across the SANIPEX GALLERY, BAGNODESIGN, and AQUAZONE showrooms in the Middle East. It’s like solving a puzzle – finding the balance between communicating our design intent while showing off a plethora of design aesthetics.
Every day is different. I travel to our showrooms, review and oversee displays, and chat with our retail teams to understand what the customer is asking for. Recognising the diversity of the market is key to tailoring each showroom accordingly. I also collaborate with category and brand managers to plan our displays based on new product arrivals.
What informs your work?
I draw inspiration from a range of sources including world exhibitions, trend blogs, and magazines. At SANIPEX GROUP, we are trend-led and client-focussed, so it’s part of my job to inspire and wow our clients and showcase fresh takes on the latest looks. Before designing a room, I lay out the materials and check tiles with furniture finishes and brassware to make sure textures play well together and colours harmonise.
What do you enjoy about working at SANIPEX GROUP?
I’m truly passionate about my job. I love the variety, working with beautiful products, and being able to travel for global exhibitions. Career-wise, working with SANIPEX GROUP has been a steady trajectory of growth, and it’s been an honour to watch the company grow from strength to strength. It may sound cliché, but the SANIPEX team is like a family!
What are your go-to hobbies and ways to relax during your downtime?
In my spare time, I love to plan a sewing project and would usually start by sifting through the vibrant fabric stores of Al Satwa. Continuing the creative flow in a different medium, abstract painting becomes my canvas of self-expression, experimenting with fresh colour palettes and ratios. As a natural tendency that sits in line with my current and past roles, I’ll keep updated on the latest trends by reading magazines and blogs. To wind down and clear my mind, I’ll either practice yoga or try my hand at baking. My great grandma’s cherished Parkin recipe always goes down a treat!