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

  • Marketing, Media & Social Co-Ordinator

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a Marketing, Media & Social Co-Ordinator to join the BUZZing Goldi Group, an expanding hospitality company. Boasting a diverse portfolio of venues consisting of Casa Publica, The Carlton & Coasters in Christchurch and The Pig & Whistle in Queenstown, this will be a chance for someone to dri...

  • Director of Revenue

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $90,000 + KPI bonus Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a super talented numbers person to join the team in Auckland! Reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel Manager, you will lead a team of three and be responsible for providing financial expertise for the day-to-day operation of the accounting office. Being the 'go to' person fo...

  • Functions Events and Sales Manager

    Location: Hawkes Bay Salary: $60,000 neg Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a knowledgeable and passionate Sales, Functions & Events Manager to join the team in the sunny Hawkes Bay!. This a unique opportunity to wear multiple hats and drive this hospitality company forwards. The job is essentially split into 3 main areas: Sales: Actively sell rooms within the comp...

  • Food and Beverage Supervisor - Christchurch Hotel

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Depending on experience Posted:

    Reporting directly to the Food & Beverage Manager, the F&B supervisor will become the face of the business, the heart and soul of the front of house and a point of contact for regular customers. Your ability to build a professional rapport with corporate clients, foreign tourist and casual diners will be your main f...

  • Guest Service Manager

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

    Get BUZZing with a fantastic opportunity to secure a management position in BUZZing Christchurch hotel. This 4.5 star 150+ key hotel is looking for a Front Office expert to lead, guide and develop and award winning culture. If you are experienced, dynamic, ambitious and enthusiastic Front Office professional, why no...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Up to $25 per hour Posted:

    We have been BUZZed to find a talented kitchen manager 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...

  • Kitchen Hand

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Starting on $16.50 per hour Posted:

    We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Porter or a "fresshy" wanting to learn more. The ability to work in an intimate team and multi-task with speed and accuracy will come naturally. You will have a great passion for food and a desire to learn and develop your culinary skills. You will be in charge preparing the...

  • Restaurant Service Manager

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

    Do you pride yourself on excellent hospitality industry knowledge, attention to detail and customer service? Are you a hands on manager that can drive the restaurant service to deliver excellence? With customers flocking through the doors, we now need a Restaurant Service Manager to lead, guide and run the team duri...

  • Banquets | Events Sous Chef

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 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. Incorporating Stu's Smoking BBQ and Kiwi Cuisine, they now seek an Banquets Sous Chef as this summer...

  • Assistant General Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 + benfits 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. The General Manager is so busy working in the business, its now time for him to work on the business, so this newly created role is ripe for the picking. If you are looking fo...

  • Head Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 + KPI bonus 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...

  • Chef de Partie

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Up to $20 per hour Posted:

    Business is at an all-time high, with record numbers flocking to dine, we need the services of an experienced Chef de Partie, capable of handling a busy dinner service. If you are a current Chef de Partie (or Commis with 2 years post trade) that can handle a busy and demanding dinner service, give us a BUZZ!!! Ideal...

  • Rooms Division Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have a outstanding career move for an experienced and motivated Rooms, Front Desk & People person to take join the team as Rooms Division Manager. As Rooms Division Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for the achievement of the front office team, financial and guest experiences The...

  • General Manager - The Laboratory

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 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...