The BUZZ Team


Simon Baker

Senior Career Designer

Simon grew up within the Hospitality Industry though his parents. He completed his Hospitality Studies at CPIT. Upon completing his studies Simon headed to Europe and spent nearly eight years running Bars and Nightclubs before returning to New Zealand and becoming an Operations Manager for a Hospitality Group in Wellington. Simon then went on to owning his own restaurant for over six years before he found recruitment.

Having now been involved in Hospitality Recruitment for over three years, Simon, as a Career Designer for BUZZ loves connecting quality Candidates and Clients together

Simon's latest roles

  • General Manager | Richmond Club

    Location: Christchurch Salary: $100,000 - $110,000 + KPI's Posted:

    The Richmond Club has a proud history and has been at the heart of the community for generations. The Club, which holds a Permanent Charter and is affiliated to Clubs New Zealand (Inc), offers a great range of dining, social, entertainment, conference facilities and sporting groups. With the new Club development pla...

  • Director of Food & Beverage

    Location: South Island Other Salary: TBC Posted:

    We've been BUZZed to find an Food & Beverage Director to take the F&B department to the next level. With full control and accountability for the F&B department and extra responsibilities across the hotel operations, this is a "hands on" position that will test everything you have learnt so far in your hospitality ca...

  • Fine Dining Sous Chef

    Location: Auckland City Salary: 60,000 + (depending on experience) Posted:

    We have been BUZZed & looking for a talented Chef to join this expanding hospitality company on a journey of culinary dreams. We are looking for a committed chef, that wants to make a name for themselves & hone their skills in a professional environment. Ideally you are an experienced CDP (minimum 5 years qualified)...

  • Sales and Marketing Manager Hotel

    Location: Other Locations Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed exclusively to find a Sales and Marketing Manager for this amazing New Zealand Hotel. You can be based in Queenstown, Christchurch or Auckland, but be prepared to be on the road pushing this stunning property. If you are looking to join one of New Zealand's most forward thinking and progressive hot...

  • Marketing & Sales Manager

    Location: Wellington City Salary: N/A Posted:

    We've been BUZZed & are looking for a Marketing & Sales Manager to join the team in Wellington. We’re keen to get a seasoned person onto this role who has a wider network within conferencing and understands the market for it. Reporting, operational and hospo experience is relevant but all other skill sets will be co...

  • Guest Service Agent and Night Manager Hotel

    Location: Christchurch Salary: N/A Posted:

    Do you pride yourself on your attention to detail, practiced time management skills and ability to hold it together when everyone else is stressed out? Are you outgoing & passionate about customer service and Christchurch as a destination? We are searching for a full time Guest Service Agent and a Night Manager to j...

  • Venue Manager

    Location: Christchurch Salary: Neg on expereince Posted:

    Do you have an absolute obsession for customer service and excellence? Are you someone who makes great things happen! Do you have an enthusiasm for the hospitality industry that is infectious? Well if you answer yes to all we may be able to help you out! With many years experience in the industry and some of the mos...