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

  • Boutique Hotel Host | Wine Ambassador

    Location: Rotorua Salary: Hourly rate + commission Posted:

    The Black Swan Boutique Hotel in Rotorua is a little gem...only 9 rooms, 4.5* rating and exceptional nightly rate. With a small but professional work force and business BUZZing at the seams, we seek a hospitality professional to become the "Host & Wine Ambassador for the property! This role has it all. Working with ...

  • Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager

    Location: Queenstown Salary: N/A Posted:

    WOW - we've been BUZZed to find a super talented hospo hero. We seek an experienced Restaurant & Bar Operations Manager to become the face of the business, the heart and soul of the staff and create a culture where hospitality is seen as much more than a job - a profession to be proud of. If you are a "hands on" hos...

  • Director of Sales & Marketing

    Location: Rarotonga Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed & are looking for a Director of Sales & Marketing Manager to join a progressive Hotel Group, in the Pacific Islands. This distinctive and unique resort portfolio, seeks a seasoned professional with pacific resort sales experience. Opportunities like this don't come up too often, so if you are looki...

  • Spa Manager

    Location: Hawkes Bay Salary: Salary + Commission Posted:

    Offering four treatments rooms, complete with a couples treatment room and vichy shower room, the Spa is also quipped with a fitness centre, indoor lap pool, sauna and spa pool along with changing facilities. We are looking for an experienced and professional Spa Manager to join our team and oversee our Spa operatio...

  • Senior Chef de Partie

    Location: South Island Other Salary: $22 per hour + free accommodation Posted:

    Snr Chef de Partie - Live in contract August - June $22 p/h free Accomm If you are looking for a position that will enhance your career offshore, then this is for you. We are looking for a CDP thats been exposed to high end dining / luxury lodges. You will get to work a mixture of AM / PM shifts, including winemaker...

  • Financial Controller | Wellington

    Location: Wellington City Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find a super analytical person to join a Wellington Hotel as Financial Controller! Reporting to the The General Manager, you will lead a team of three and be responsible for providing financial expertise for the day-to-day running of the hotel. If you have hotel background and looking for a BUZZ...

  • Corporate Travel Agent

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

    Is it time for a new challenge, direction or scene? Have you helped people BUZZ around the world, especially on Long-Haul routes? Are you looking for a supportive agency, which rewards you for your commitment and effort? If you are working as a senior travel consultant (corporate or leisure) and looking to join a pr...

  • Restaurant and Bar Duty Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    No.4 Bar and Restaurant is a premium establishment in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch. This friendly neighbourhood gastropub boasts a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend and has a very loyal customer base. To keep its customers happy and hydrated, we need a Restaurant and Bar Duty Manager ...

  • Assistant Hotel Manager | Relocate North!

    Location: North Island Other Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 Posted:

    We've been BUZZed and have a rare Assistant Hotel Manager position up for grabs. These position's are so rare these days but give you a chance to round out your skills before becoming a GM. If you have a broad knowledge of Rooms, F&B, Housekeeping and looking for the next step in your career....why not give us a BUZ...