6 customisable OKR examples for Sales Managers

What are Sales Managers OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Sales Managers to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Sales Managers OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Sales Managers Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to increase the conversion rate of BDR-generated leads into sales opportunities by 25%

  • ObjectiveBoost BDR-generated lead conversion rate by 25%
  • Key ResultImplement personalized and timely follow-up for all leads
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of demos by BDRs for better lead nurturing
  • Key ResultOptimize landing pages to ensure an easy and quick conversion process
  • Key ResultImprove sales pitch training to increase lead engagement and closing rate

2. OKR to increase the number of qualified leads generated by BDRs by 30%

  • ObjectiveImprove BDR performance to generate more qualified leads
  • Key ResultImplement new outreach strategy to increase lead conversion by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease BDR call volume by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease email response rate by 25%
  • Key ResultImprove lead qualification accuracy by 15%

3. OKR to grow revenue from existing accounts through upselling and cross-selling initiatives

  • ObjectiveIncrease revenue from existing accounts through upselling and cross-selling
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in revenue from cross-selling
  • Key ResultConduct at least 3 effective cross-selling presentations per month
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in revenue from upselling
  • Key ResultSecure repeat business from 80% of existing clients

4. OKR to strengthen relationships with key accounts and identifying opportunities for growth

  • ObjectiveIncrease revenue through strategic account management
  • Key ResultDevelop and execute personalized account plans for top 3 accounts
  • Key ResultConduct 5 in-person meetings with key accounts to strengthen relationships
  • Key ResultIdentify 3 new growth opportunities within key accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease key account revenue by 10% through cross-selling and upselling

5. OKR to increase sales and profitability for sellers in the next quarter

  • ObjectiveIncrease sales and profitability for sellers in the next quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of new customers acquired by sellers by 20%
  • TaskEnhance customer referral program to incentivize existing customers to refer new buyers
  • TaskDevelop and implement targeted marketing campaigns to attract new potential customers
  • TaskAnalyze and optimize online presence to increase visibility and attract new customers
  • TaskImprove sales training program to enhance sellers' prospecting and customer acquisition skills
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in average order value per customer
  • TaskAnalyze customer preferences and identify potential products to upsell
  • TaskTrain sales team to effectively communicate and emphasize the value of additional products
  • TaskImprove website design and layout to promote cross-selling and product bundling
  • TaskImplement targeted promotions and discounts to encourage higher order values
  • Key ResultImplement and optimize targeted marketing campaigns resulting in 15% higher conversion rates
  • TaskContinuously test and refine marketing strategies to achieve 15% higher conversion rates
  • TaskConduct market research to identify target audience and their preferences
  • TaskUtilize data analytics to measure campaign effectiveness and make necessary adjustments
  • TaskCreate personalized and tailored content for each target segment
  • Key ResultImprove seller satisfaction rating to an average of 4.5 out of 5
  • TaskImplement a feedback system to gather seller ratings and reviews regularly
  • TaskProvide comprehensive seller training programs to enhance product knowledge and customer service skills
  • TaskAnalyze seller feedback data to identify recurring issues and proactively resolve them to improve satisfaction
  • TaskAssign dedicated account managers to build stronger relationships and address seller concerns promptly

6. OKR to increase account expansion by securing contract renewals for 90% of existing clients

  • ObjectiveAchieve a high rate of contract renewals for existing clients
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rates by 15% via feedback surveys
  • Key ResultImprove account management processes to reduce churn by 10%
  • Key ResultOutperform monthly revenue targets by 20% to upsell and cross-sell
  • Key ResultLaunch a customer referral program to generate 30% new business from existing clients

Best practices for managing your Sales Managers OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Sales Managers OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Sales Managers OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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