Architectural and Design Materials Specialist

Material ConneXion
High Point, North Carolina

As the primary point of contact for the region, the Architectural and Design Materials Specialist will interact with every aspect of our business: designers and brands looking to create better products, resources vendors looking for new ways to promote their innovations, and academic institutions and students looking to learn on the materiality of design.

The Architectural Design and Materials Specialist will report to the Executive Vice President, Research.  The A&D Materials Specialist will also be in constant communication with the Director of Operations to ensure the Material ConneXion library operates optimally.

This position offers the opportunity to be recognized as a material authority for the build environment industry in High Point, NC.


Resource Library Management:

  • Manage Material ConneXion satellite library day-to-day activities.
  • Welcome clients/visitors of the library and provide them tours as needed.
  • Assist designers with finding materials.
  • Liaise with Production Department and handle material shipping and installations.
  • Maintain physical display and space to ensure an optimal user experience.

Materials Research:

  • Research products/materials to understand, develop and refine library selections.
  • Meet with resources vendors to assess their solutions for our audience.
  • Present new materials each month to our jury panel for potential inclusion into the library.
  • Update material, manufacturer and client information in Material ConneXion approved tools.

Brand Ambassador:

  • Act as a brand ambassador for Material ConneXion and SANDOW Materials Group in the region.
  • Provide presentations to local schools and industry events as need be.
  • Work with Manager to create dynamic presentations and content for the promotion of the library (physically and digitally).
  • Regularly evaluate tools and systems to ensure they are supporting the mission and deliverables of Material ConneXion; recommend system or procedural improvements.


  • 5+ years experience in the design industry
  • Industrial design degree or equivalent
  • Good materials knowledge
  • Design industry understanding
  • Engaging personality
  • People facing skills
  • Being able to work as a one-man team


At SANDOW, we push the boundaries of creativity every day. Our mission is to build smart businesses driven by innovation and designers that deliver powerful products, services and experiences to a highly selective audience. Our brands cater to everyone from the country's most affluent individuals to beauty and fashion enthusiasts, from design experts to design devotees.

Whether it's our beautifully produced magazines, our industry events and conferences or our materials library and consulting services, SANDOW informs, inspires and engages discerning consumers and businesses in design, beauty, fashion and luxury.