The BUZZ Team


Ben Crossen APRCSA

Director and Principal Consultant

Ben is a Foundation member of BUZZ and is now the owner and Managing Director of BUZZ. Over the past ten years Ben has consistently been the top performing Hospitality, Tourism and Travel recruiter in New Zealand and has worked with some of Australasia's top establishments,

Ben spent five years living and working overseas, where he found his calling for recruitment, working in the competitive UK market for two years. With over ten years recruitment experience across the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism sector in New Zealand, Ben has a industry reputation for getting the job done, without compromising on quality of service. , With his industry network reaching a  wide range of job seekers, Ben speacialises on engaging those not actively looking. 

An out of the Box recruiting innovator, Ben is known for his working relationships with leadership and his experience in niche searches.  

Ben's latest roles

  • Hotel Manager

    Location: North Island Other Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and to find a new Hotel Manager as this hotel enters a new phase, with new owners and a fresh approach to management. If you are looking to start 2019 with a new know what to do! This will be a chance to showcase all your past skills and experiences. You will have a positive and flexible...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: Up to $65,000 + benefits Posted:

    With consistent rave reviews and business booming, this restaurant is looking to bring on a new Sous Chef to complement the team! You won't find any packet-mix nonsense in this kitchen, it's all about fistfuls of freshness! Fresh and local ingredients are key, along with flavours that speak for themselves. If this c...

  • Sous Chef - Queenstown

    Location: Queenstown Salary: N/A Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for a talented Sous Chef with the desire and hunger to become the best chef in NZ. The Executive Chef is looking for someone talented, that wants to make a name for themselves and hone their skills in a truly spectacular environment. The Executive Sous Chef is the backbone to the F&B ...

  • Head Chef

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef to say "I'm ready to step up" and start an amazing journey of culinary dreams. If you are an experienced chef with international experience & looking to hone their skills in a spectacular environment, it's time to get BUZZing!!! The ideal person will be a classically...

  • Jnr Sous Chef

    Location: Wellington City Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented CDP or Sous Chef with the desire and hunger to move into a formal dining restaurant. Business is booming, with record numbers flocking through the doors - this place is leading the way in running a successful restaurant. The Executive Chef is looking for someone talented,...

  • Human Resources Manager

    Location: Auckland City Salary: N/A Posted:

    Are you looking for something a little different in your HR Career - something that will challenge you, whilst working in the fast paced hospitality sector? Is you career at the point where you are looking to take the next step but don't know what direction to take......this might bet you BUZZing! Reporting to the D...

  • Restaurant and Bar Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $23-$25 per hour Posted:

    Fuelled by an ambition to create a craft beer drinking hole that would not only become the heart of the local community but also be worth travelling to, The Laboratory has emerged as a winner! Located in the heart of Lincoln, it is at the forefront of the "real ale' movement, offering mouth quenching craft beer, woo...

  • Restaurant Manager - Queensland

    Location: Australia Salary: AUD $65,000 + Super + Benefits Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate Food and Beverage professional to take the lead the team to it's first "at". This is a fantastic opportunity to join a boutique property and stamp your mark in the Queensland hospitality scene. The missing link is a Front of House professional with the passion...

  • Operations Co-ordinator - Travel Industry

    Location: North Shore Salary: $55,000 Posted:

    Does Adventure Travel get you BUZZing??? This business is all about changing lives of their travellers, employees and communities in which we work and travel. As one of the largest players in the market, of international travel, adventure and discovery, they continue to expand their footprint in the South Pacific an...