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: N/A Posted:

    Located in the heart of Queenstown, the Pig and Whistle is a lot of things to a lot of people. They pride themselves in fantastic restaurant quality food with the service to match, whilst equally ready to get the party started with live music into the night. Part of a South Island Hospitality Group, they also operat...

  • Sous Chef

    Location: Queenstown Salary: N/A Posted:

    We have been BUZZed to find a talented Sous Chef that can lead, inspire & control the kitchen operations. The business is solid and has a local following and after a recent facelift is cranking. With a loyal clientele that is ever growing we now seek a true leader to continue the BUZZ in the kitchen. Reporting to th...

  • Lodge Manager

    Location: South Island Salary: N/A Posted:

    Flock Hill, a 36,000 acre high country sheep station, situated in the stunning Southern Alps is about to go through a dramatic transformation. With plans underway to create a new level of luxury accommodation within the existing working station, we search a new Lodge Manager, as they aim to become the ultimate activ...

  • Business Development Executive

    Location: Auckland City Salary: Base Salary + Car Allowance + Comm Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a Business Development Executive to join the team in Auckland. We are looking for a charismatic and confident communicator who thrives on maximising opportunities for growth and gets a BUZZ out of succeeding. If you're a result driven "hunter" - give us a BUZZ! The successful candidate must...

  • Group Sous Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 + benefits Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef to say "I'm ready to step up round off their cooking skills into kitchen management. If you are an experienced Sous Chef ready to lead a kitchen team but just need a little help with the back office processes, we can help, it's time to get BUZZing!!! The ideal person...

  • Operations Manager | Luxury Lodge

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

    Are you looking for the next the next step in your career, within the luxury lodge market? We are looking for the ultimate Operations Manager to lead the team, deliver exceptional 5 star service and exceed customer expectations on a daily basis....BUZZing??? The Operations Manager will lead and inspire a team of ind...

  • Conference & Events Co-Ordinator

    Location: Rotorua Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed & have an outstanding career move for an experienced & motivated Conference & Events Sales Coordinator. We are looking for a charismatic and confident communicator who thrives on maximising opportunities for growth & gets a BUZZ out of succeeding. If you're a results driven sales professional - giv...

  • Business Manager | Shotover Jet

    Location: Queenstown Salary: Salary, KPI Bonus, Vehicle, Insurance Posted:

    BUZZing for over 50 years, Shotover Jet is an iconic Queenstown attraction that takes visitors on breath-taking jet boat rides through narrow rocky canyons, amongst naturally stunning scenery. We are looking for an experienced business leader within the tourism industry, who is energetic, motivated and thrives in a ...