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

  • General Manager

    Location: Queenstown Salary: $75-90k + Benefits + OTE Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a General Manager of an acclaimed Queenstown establishment, where you will lead the team in developing the concept and product delivery. This is a true leadership role, requiring you to set culture and drive the results fora iconic Queenstown venue...BUZZing???? The General Manager will acc...

  • Temp Chef s

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Up to $27 per hour + Holiday + Kiwisaver Posted:

    Buzzing opportunity for a qualified chefs to join the BUZZ temp team. We have a number of clients looking for experienced, qualified and professional chefs...that can walk in and hit the ground running. Assignments include: Hotels Managed Isolation Facilities Restaurant Catering Firms You must be qualified, with all...

  • Spa Therapist - Contract

    Location: North Island Other Salary: Salary + Commission Posted:

    We are looking for an experienced and professional Spa Therapist to join our team and oversee our Spa operation for the busy summer period. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, speak fluent English and be willing and able to work weekends, evenings and public holidays. We are seeking...

  • Lodge Manager

    Location: North Island Other Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 + Benefits Posted:

    . We've been BUZZed to find an industry professional. with exposure to the high end market. If you are an effective "HANDS ON" Manager, with a career focusing on exclusive luxury properties and know the understanding of "Kiwi Hospitality", give us a BUZZ! The Manager will lead and inspire a team of industry professi...

  • Senior Duty Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $26 -$27 per hour Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented, customer focused Duty Manager, that has lead and developed large teams. If your you are looking for a busy venue, with loyal clientele and a BUZZing atmosphere....give us a BUZZ! Reporting to the General Manager, you will be one of a number of Duty Manager onsite and...

  • Japanese Cuisine Sous Chef

    Location: Dunedin Salary: $24 - $25 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for a talented Japanese Cuisine Chef, competent with Sushi, Sashimi & Robata, with the desire and hunger to serve the best Asian fusion in town. The Executive Chef is looking for career chefs (not those just looking for a job) to join the brigade and cook up a storm. If you're a maste...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Dunedin Salary: N/A Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for a talented Head Chef to take over the reigns and lead the culinary team, thats making the kitchen BUZZ. If you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty, can handle a busy and demanding service and willing to test the boundaries then get your creative juices flowing. We are seeki...

  • Assistant Venue Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $24 - $26 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a natural leader, someone willing to schmooze the guest and keep this hospitality venue one step ahead of the pack. We are looking for a high performing Assistant Venue Manager to ensure that all customer expectations are met by maintaining high service levels. If you are looking for the ne...

  • General Manager

    Location: South Island Other Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have a cracking General Managers position, ripe for the picking. If you are looking to join a progressive company, where you are rewarded for your loyalty and have career progression, then give us a BUZZ! Aside from the standard day to day of running a landmark venue (service standards, Food an...

  • Director of Kitchens

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Salary + Car + KPI + Bonus Posted:

    Moveable Feasts is a Christchurch-based company with a passion for catering and events. Operating for over 30 years, their name is synonymous with pride in what they do, to always go the extra mile for their clients. Now incorporating Moveable Feasts, Continental, Pemberton & BBQ Cartel, not to mention an array of v...

  • Head Waiter / Waitress

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $20 - $21 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate hospitality service professional, that has the passion for running an effective restaurant service. The missing link is a Food and Beverage professional with the passion, skills, pizzazz and vision to deliver service second to none. Are you BUZZing? Reporting ...

  • Executive Chef

    Location: Dunedin Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 Posted:

    We have been BUZZed and looking for a talented Executive Chef to drive the culinary team and lead the kitchen operation towards a Modern Gastro food offering. With business steady and the locals following growing, we are looking for a "hand on" leader to develop the kitchen crews skills and put out some BUZZing food...

  • Duty Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $23.50 - $25.00 per hour Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a dedicated Duty Manager to add some spice to their career. With the suburban hospitality industry now in full swing, we require the services of an experienced Duty Manager. If you know the meaning of hospitality and want to showcase your passion, give us a BUZZ! The key aspect we are looki...

  • Financial Controller

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $90,000 - $95,000 + KPI's Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a super talented numbers person to join a progressive and growing hospitality group. Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for someone to step into the FC position and looking for someone with vast experience within the accommodation / tourism sector....BUZZing? As the new Financial ...